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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.
Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor
Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.
In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener
A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.
Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe
The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.
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