Nature and Environment

Drought persists in Southwest despite summer rains

Sep 17, 2021 Forecasters predict hotter than normal temperatures and lower than normal snow and rain through the end of the year.

USMCA commission asks Mexico to respond to alleged lack of protection for endangered porpoise

Sep 15, 2021 Officials in Mexico have 60 days to respond to a petition alleging the country is failing to enforce environmental laws meant to protect the vaquita marina porpoise.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife rejects Rosemont Copper petition to shrink critical jaguar habitat

Sep 3, 2021 Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals sought to deem a portion of the Santa Rita range no longer essential for jaguars.

The Desert Blooms in a Bountiful Monsoon.

Sep 1, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why the music of the rock group Fanny is rocking a whole new generation!

Judge strikes down Trump-era water regulation that limited protections

Sep 1, 2021 Two local tribes were part of the effort to restore broader definitions of protected waterways in the Clean Water Act.

Award recognizes Tucson Water's sustainability

Sep 1, 2021 Twenty years ago, Tucson was the largest American city entirely reliant on groundwater.

Flood watches blanket Arizona because of tropical moisture

Aug 31, 2021 Flood watches issued for all of Arizona effective from late Tuesday morning until late Wednesday evening.

The Rogue Theatre presents "A White Heron".

Aug 25, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Bisbee Bloomers' annual garden tour returns; and remembering drumming legend Charlie Watts.

Federal judge says Customs and Border Protection broke environmental law

Aug 24, 2021 Lawsuit accused the agency of failing to assess how ramped up border enforcement would impact the borderlands and endangered species that live there.

Arizona faces cut in water supplies as shortage is declared on Colorado River

Aug 16, 2021 Arizona will lose 18% of its share of Colorado River water next year, with cuts falling largely on farmers.

A Mountain closed for buffelgrass maintenance

Aug 13, 2021 Buffelgrass on the southern slope with be sprayed with herbicides Friday and Monday to reduce fire danger.

How one grass at Saguaro National Park shows push and pull of climate change

Aug 12, 2021 If left unchecked, buffelgrass poses a tremendous fire danger to native plants and the homes nearby.

Measuring the Monsoon.

Aug 11, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: 'Tis the season for mushroom hunters on Mount Lemmon; and "Gloria: A Life" returns to The Invisible Theatre.

Water cutbacks coming to Arizona

Aug 9, 2021 A decades-long drought means less water from the Colorado River.

July was wettest on record for Tucson

Jul 29, 2021 Drought persists but recent rain has impact across Arizona

Newly introduced bill aims to increase access to clean water in tribal lands

Jul 27, 2021 If passed, the bill could provide billions across a variety of federal programs to improve water infrastructure and operation.

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