Nature and Environment

Water and Copper: How mining's history follows Arizona's feelings about water use in the state

Sep 27, 2023 Mining was Arizona's first billion-dollar industry. As we consider our state's economic drivers and their water use, we ask not only how much water goes into mining but what its aftermath does to water.

Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes

Sep 20, 2023 The state's mild winters are often a plus for people who move here. So how does that growing population interact with a shrinking water supply?

Tucson Air Quality Among the Best In the West

Sep 11, 2023 Tied for 4th among 12 Western Cities

Dragonfly BioBlitz celebrates the return of vital insects to Santa Cruz River

Sep 11, 2023 Researchers are telling Tucson residents to look for dragonflies and damselflies as part of a community science project.

Judge blocks injunction, allowing for exploratory mining in Patagonia Mountains

Sep 8, 2023 The eight environmental justice groups have moved to file an appeal.

Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage

Sep 7, 2023 A report released by the Government Accountability Office offers the first independent assessment of damage caused by the building of more than 450 miles of wall.

Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal on helping loved ones survive dark times.

Sep 6, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Step into a Record Fair at the final HOCO Fest; A look at the living diversity of Navopatia; and Stories That Soar! returns with a tale about a local 5th grader's journey with retinoblastoma.

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Sep 6, 2023 Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

Water conservation measures announced for Grand Canyon National Park

Sep 6, 2023 Park officials said the water saving measures were effective immediately as crews cannot pump water from Roaring Springs to the South Rim to replenish water stores.

Hazardous waste drop off set for Saturday

Sep 6, 2023 The City of Tucson's monthly event also gives people a chance to get rid of unwanted electronics.

$1 million will help climate pollution in Pima County

Sep 5, 2023 The federal grant will help Pima County plan for a sustainable future.

Art is Rachel Ivanyi's first language.

Aug 30, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How do YOU pronounce "Sahuarita"?, and a profile of Brad Lancaster, water harvester.

How water gets to (most of) us

Aug 30, 2023 Most of us get our water from a utility company, be it a large municipal one or a small private entity. This week, we look at the work that one small company does to keep the water flowing, and what happened when another utility had a big problem.

Camera on Tumamoc Hill will document the next thousand years of Tucson history

Aug 29, 2023 Jonathon Keats chose Tucson as the next site for his unprecedented Deep Time photography project.

Grand Canyon officials warn E. coli has been found in water near Phantom Ranch

Aug 25, 2023 Park authorities said visitors should not consume any water in that area without boiling it first.

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