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Air Force secretary nominee promises to help with pollution in communities like Tucson

PFAS chemicals have been found in wells in the Tucson area.

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

Housing development near San Pedro River gets green light, again

The Army Corps of Engineers has once again approved a key permit for Vigneto, a huge housing development near Benson, despite environmental concerns.

BLM: Border wall across San Pedro River would be 'engineering challenge'

A fence blocking the flows during monsoon could damage habitat and erode the San Pedro's channel and banks, the agency said.

As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a 'Grand Bargain' work?

The approach aims to rebalance some of the bad math that came from promising water to too many people.

Judge to rule next week on whether to halt Rosemont Mine

Tribes and environmental groups who oppose the project are seeking a preliminary injunction.

Lawsuit challenges northern Arizona fracking leases

Conservation groups say the BLM violated laws by not conducting environmental reviews or consulting tribes.

Sahuarita residents urged to boil water

E. coli bacteria were detected in some samples of the drinking water.

A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

For years, Nogales residents have suffered from water contamination that stems from the wastewater line.

Santa Cruz River project means coordination between water infrastructure managers

New water released into the Santa Cruz River means the city and county are working together on issues like flooding and wastewater.

Arizona senators propose drought bill

The bipartisan bill aims to help water utilities plan for dry future

Initial flow for Santa Cruz River project goes beyond expectations

The project pumping reclaimed water into a section of river near downtown saw water reach farther downriver than predicted.

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