Nature and Environment

Cochise County Declares State of Emergency Over Sewage Spill

Sep 18, 2018 Supervisors want state, federal governments to find a solution to the "international border situation."

Report: Two Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead

Sep 17, 2018 The deaths of the wolves, one in Arizona and one in New Mexico, are under investigation.

Commission Keeping Tabs on Heavy Metals in Santa Cruz River

Sep 12, 2018 Heavy metals from plants in Mexico are getting into the sewer system and, eventually, parts of the river in Arizona.

What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon

Sep 12, 2018 As levels on Lake Powell and the Colorado River drop, do proposals to reimagine Glen Canyon Dam stand a chance?

Heat Deaths Climb in Phoenix, But Not in Tucson

Sep 10, 2018 Experts say Maricopa County is warmer due to an "urban heat island" effect.

The Ronny Chieng Explosion

Sep 6, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why candidates may be changing messaging before the general election; kindness in action on the UA campus; and helping hands for nature.

A Helping Hand for Nature

Sep 6, 2018 Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge volunteer time and effort.

Study Warns Against Taking Endangered Mexican Wolf North of Historical Range

Sep 5, 2018 Researchers warn that going beyond range could threaten decades of conservation and recovery efforts.

4 More Weeks of Monsoon, Tucson Has Beaten Normal Rain Totals

Sep 4, 2018 Tucson has received more than six inches of rain since the monsoon began, and much of Southern Arizona has surpassed normal totals.

Backyard Bobcats Delight Tucson Residents

Aug 31, 2018 The visiting native cats became a learning and teaching opportunity.

Mine Spill Victims Seek to Block Grupo Mexico Tailings Pond

Aug 31, 2018 The decision on one of Mexico’s most serious environmental disasters in decades could set precedent for other similar cases.

Listening Beyond the Wall

Aug 30, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Cleopatra - No Submissive Woman"; bobcats in the backyard; and how Film Tucson is bringing Hollywood back to The Old Pueblo.

How Climate Change Could Affect Wildfires in Arizona

Aug 27, 2018 What conditions experts are monitoring during the state's wet and dry seasons.

Development and the San Pedro

Aug 24, 2018 The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

Weather Service: Heavy Flood Potential Through Friday

Aug 22, 2018 Moist and unstable air mean flooding is possible anytime, anywhere.

Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

Aug 20, 2018 No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

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