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The Buzz: What happens when Washington comes to town?

The Buzz rides along as a federal advisor goes on a tour with city officials.

Arizona secures $10.3 million investment for ecosystem restoration

The federal investment strengthens conservation efforts and combats invasive threats

South32 Hermosa Project releases Mine Plan of Operations

Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement expected in May

ADEQ proposes Air Quality permit for Mine near Patagonia

Locals oppose the South32 Hermosa mine, state concerns of manganese exposure.

Tucson man who started Molino II Fire ordered to pay restitution to United States Forest Service

Michael J. Sobcynski enters a plea agreement for using incendiary ammunition.

Construction resumes on SunZia Transmission Project following temporary suspension

Bureau of Land Management’s pause addresses cultural property concerns in the San Pedro Valley, work progresses on 520-mile transmission project

Federal initiative awards Altar Valley Watershed $1.2 million for flood resilience

The investment drives innovation for water infrastructure projects

Conservation windfall in Arizona: America the Beautiful Challenge funds key initiatives

Statewide grant recipients develop nature-based solutions

Stargazing marvel: Saguaro National Park earns Urban Night Sky certification

International Dark-Sky Association taps park to join its cosmic club

BLM halts SunZia Transmission Project in Arizona amid concerns over cultural impact

A temporary suspension sparks consultations as the Bureau of Land management responds to cultural concerns, impacting a segment of the transmission project

"Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teachers are dealing with AI in classrooms; and a story of survival in plain sight from Children of the Holocaust.

Center for Biological Diversity demands action on depleting aquifer in Sierra Vista

Environmental advocates call for fair water use policies to save the San Pedro River.

An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

In this Tapped episode, Danyelle Khmara delves into the Grand Canyon's water infrastructure challenges and the extraordinary Transcanyon Waterline upgrade, highlighting the complexities of delivering clean water in this iconic natural wonder.

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

Water and housing redux

The story of a home development in Cochise County has taken a second big turn since we published Episode 4 of this series, so Summer Hom is back with the latest on this ongoing saga.

Environmental groups seek court order to stop two exploratory mining projects

The groups filed a lawsuit against the USFS in June.

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