Nature and Environment

Arizona Forests Lift Fire Restrictions, Some Area Closures

Jul 11, 2018 Rain and humidity have calmed conditions that led to the restrictions.

Train Traffic Moving Again Through Arizona Derailment Site

Jul 11, 2018 27 cars derailed Tuesday on a route parallel to I-10 during heavy monsoon rains.

Arizona Must Act Fast to Replace Cross-Border Pipeline, Official Says

Jul 10, 2018 The 8-mile IOI, which spewed raw sewage into the Nogales wash last year, is 25 years past its expected lifespan.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Jul 9, 2018 Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

University Group Launches Water Purification Project for Native American Community

Jul 5, 2018 A local chapter of Engineers Without Borders is building a filtration system to provide clean irrigation water for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

Renewable Energy Push in Sunny Arizona Draws Political Fight

Jul 5, 2018 Arizona's largest utility is fighting efforts to get the state to pull more energy from solar and wind.

Extreme Heat, Wind Warnings for Southern Arizona

Jul 5, 2018 Tucson may reach 111, Phoenix 114.

Fireworks for the 4th? A Few Tips Can Help Prevent Fires

Jul 3, 2018 Drought conditions continue as people prepare to celebrate Independence Day.

TEP Exploring Possibility of Biomass Electricity

Jul 3, 2018 The company issued a request for information from the biomass industry.

Arizona Honors 19 Firefighters Killed by Flames 5 Years Ago

Jul 2, 2018 The Granite Mountain Hotshots were remembered in a service in Prescott over the weekend.

Arizona Reps Want Assurances on Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon

Jul 2, 2018 Members of Arizona's congressional delegation want assurances from the Trump administration.

Arizona-based Solar Firm Draws Drinking Water From Air

Jun 29, 2018 Says Southwestern skies contain enough water vapor to provide private supply

Separated & Reunited on the Border

Jun 29, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on the poaching of a male jaguar sighted in the Huachuca Mountains; meet Ciara Peterson, a Tucson girl who is a national champion at using braille.

Jaguar Seen in Arizona Last Year has Been Killed in Mexico

Jun 28, 2018 Spots on a pelt match those of a jaguar photographed in the Huachuca Mountains.

Prescott Cancels July 4 Fireworks Show Amid Fire Danger

Jun 27, 2018 Dry conditions cause concern for public safety, according to city's fire chief

UA Forecasters Predict Fewer Hurricanes This Summer

Jun 26, 2018 Annual outlook cites ocean temperature changes for short-term dip in storm numbers.

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