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Potential New Coal Plant Operator Offers Few New Details

The Chicago-based company said it would run the plant at 44 percent of capacity to make it more economical.

Monsoon Lightning Zaps Tucson Weather Radar Tower

Forecasters used work-arounds during weekend thunderstorms.

Endangered Condors to be Released in Northern Arizona

The captive-bred birds of prey will be released atop the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs in Northern Arizona.

Arizona Sides With Developer in Water-Use Dispute

The long-standing lawsuit revolves around a proposed 7,000-home development in Sierra Vista, near the San Pedro River.

Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse in Mojave Desert

Deserts globally have borne the brunt of warming and drying over the past 50 years.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

Giant Strainer Seeks to Clean Up Oceanic Garbage Patches

An Arizona researcher says it's only one approach to an dire problem that requires a variety of mitigation strategies.

2,700 Scientists: Planned Border Wall a Threat to Biodiversity

Scientists from 47 countries reviewed a scientific paper and concluded Trump's border wall will be an ecological disaster.

Forest Thinning, Burning Project OK'd to Protect Reservoir

The plan is aimed at preventing severe fire, erosion and flooding.

Invasive Snail Threatens Ecosystem of Arizona's Salt River

Apple snails were likely introduced into the river's ecosystem illegally from someone's aquarium.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

Residents Warn of Threat to Santa Cruz River if Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again

Last year, rains caused a breach in a pipeline that carries raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S.

Arizona May Take Over Permit Program Protecting Rivers

Conservation groups say the change could weaken protection of rivers, streams and wetlands.

Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware

Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.

Saguaros in Oro Valley Park Shot With Arrows

The Oro Valley Police are looking for the cactus vandal.

Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger

While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.

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