Nature and Environment

Conservationists file notice of intent to sue EPA over Queen Creek mining waste

Aug 10, 2022 The groups also take aim at the state Department of Environmental Quality.

State issues mercury warning for some fish caught in Patagonia Lake

Aug 10, 2022 The warning only applies to eating Flathead Catfish.

Fight over Resolution Copper Mine drags on

Aug 8, 2022 Both sides expect the fight to continue

Tribes in the Colorado River basin say they're 'in the dark' as states discuss water conservation

Aug 8, 2022 The complaint comes as Colorado River water users are trying to come up with a new sharing plan.

Strong sense of place

Aug 8, 2022 Tucson made big changes that had big impacts on its water consumption.

5 litters of endangered black-footed ferrets born at Phoenix Zoo

Aug 7, 2022 The ferrets are some of the most endangered animals in North America.

Supreme Court ruling against EPA hurts, may not hobble clean air in Arizona

Aug 7, 2022 The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes money to combat climate change.

Artist Michael Moore and the natural world in charcoal.

Aug 4, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a nearly century-old bowling alley in a Mexican mining town; find out why an open mic night in Sierra Vista has a dedicated audience; and Nichelle Nichols remembered.

The water came back

Aug 1, 2022 Poor water practices made the Santa Cruz River practically disappear, but new efforts have some water flowing again. And when there’s water in the desert, life follows quickly.

"Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast" with author Mike Stark.

Jul 28, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Rodeo champion Sherry Cervi honored with Marana street names; and actor Jon Proudstar talks about "Reservation Dogs" as season 2 arrives.

Upper Colorado River leaders push back against federal ask for conservation

Jul 27, 2022 Mounting pressure to find solutions has Upper Basin leaders saying the savings should come from elsewhere

Water projects in Cochise County get financial approval.

Jul 27, 2022 The Board of Supervisors vote to approve grant funds for Bisbee Effluent Recharge project and the Coyote Wash Stormwater Management Project.

National forests with wildfire damage to get Infrastructure Act funds

Jul 26, 2022 The money will go towards reforestation

Bats take flight during Tucson's monsoon

Jul 25, 2022 The nocturnal creatures eat mosquitoes and defy old myths about attacking people.

“Not here for some agrarian fantasy”

Jul 25, 2022 Arizona plays a big role in providing Americans with fresh greens year-round, and its farmers are feeling the pressure to keep that going while cutting down on water. It’s also not an easy place to start farming from scratch.

Pima County tourism saw strong rebound in 2021

Jul 23, 2022 Report commissioned by local tourism bureau says visitor spending up 77 percent

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