Nature and Environment

Western Colorado water purchases stir up worries about the future of farming

Jun 22, 2020 An investment trend based on the potential value of water has rekindled fears about the future of water in the West.

Growing Arizona metros look to rural communities for water

Jun 19, 2020 Private companies are also hoping to profit off the demand.

Behind the Mask

Jun 18, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Monsoon in Southern Arizona officially starts this week

Jun 15, 2020 It is monsoon awareness week.

CBP reveals a few more details about San Pedro River border barrier

Jun 15, 2020 The agency held an invitation-only meeting Friday to provide an update on the project.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

Jun 11, 2020 The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

Sheriff's department tells some foothills residents to be ready to evacuate due to fire

Jun 11, 2020 Catalina Foothills residents were alerted to be aware of the progress of the Bighorn Fire, which has burned more than 3,000 acres.

Border wall construction results in 'loss of trust' from community

Jun 10, 2020 While many locals are disturbed by the actual construction, they say being ignored in the process has been equally frustrating.

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Jun 9, 2020 Drone operators could face prison time and fines if they are caught interfering with airborne crews.

Fire in Pusch Ridge area grows over the weekend

Jun 8, 2020 The lightning-caused Bighorn Fire came within a mile of some Oro Valley communities on Saturday.

Pusch Ridge burns near Oro Valley

Jun 6, 2020 The lightning-caused fire began Friday night.

For fishermen near vaquita habitat, government assistance falls short

Jun 4, 2020 A group says the current situation is pushing fishermen to turn to poaching, which threatens the few remaining porpoises.

Forecasters predict hot monsoon, though rainfall is up in the air

Jun 3, 2020 A lack of El Niño this year makes how much it will rain hard to forecast.

Animal experts caution extra care for pets in hot weather

Jun 2, 2020 Excessive heat warning means companions should move indoors if possible.

Tucson sees hottest May on record

Jun 1, 2020 This year's May average was nearly 5 degrees higher than normal, according to data from the National Weather Service.

Groups allege attempted sale of saguaros from border wall; ask state to investigate

May 28, 2020 A letter calls on the state to look into a border wall subcontractor and documentation around cacti impacted by construction.

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