Nature and Environment

One year after Bighorn Fire, Coronado National Forest fire risk remains high

Jun 11, 2021 Drought conditions have worsened over the last year.

Border officials warn of heat dangers in south Arizona

Jun 10, 2021 An excessive heat warning for many parts of southern and central Arizona is expected to begin Saturday

Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

Jun 10, 2021 Ducey wants the Legislature to approve extra money to ensure that firefighters have the resources they need

Key reservoir on Colorado River expected to match record low

Jun 9, 2021 Dropping surface level at Lake Mead continues to drop

AZ Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Jun 9, 2021 Letter cites chemical plumes emanating from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Air National Guard installation at Tucson International Airport

Monsoon or nonsoon? Hard to say

Jun 8, 2021 Forecasters say chances are even for good or bad monsoon this year.

Community organization donates $100,000 for Quitobaquito Restoration project

Jun 8, 2021 The National Park Service will use its own funds and those from donors to make improvements to the cherished desert spring.

Arizona wildfires force more evacuations, highway closures

Jun 6, 2021 About 150 firefighters are battling the blaze that has been burning out of control across 53 square miles

"Good Food Finder" wants to build roots between growers and consumers.

Jun 2, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a place in the desert with more than a century of aviation history; current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Willie J. Bonner; more entries by 5th graders from The NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020

May 22, 2021 Measurements show soil and plants are much drier, making trees and brush more likely to ignite and fire to spread.

Exploring new horizons with "I Dream in Widescreen 2021".

May 6, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet two Tucsonans who took unconventional journeys to find healing; and The NPR Podcast Challenge seeks the voices of tomorrow.

TEP brings new renewable energy solar system online this month

May 4, 2021 With the addition of two new energy systems about 26% of TEP's power will be from renewable sources.

Save Oak Flat Act has passed out of U.S. House committee

May 3, 2021 The act has passed through the committee along party lines and will next go to the House floor.

New report looks into water insecurity in tribal lands across Colorado River Basin

Apr 30, 2021 A new report shows when it comes to clean water, its race that best predicts the haves and have nots.

Hurricane predictors forecast busy 2021 season

Apr 27, 2021 UA group has been on target about storm predictions since 2014.

UA ready to have all purchased renewable power in May

Apr 27, 2021 The university says the move will cut greenhouse gases by a third and save millions in the long run.

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