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Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

Upper Colorado River drought plan triggered for first time

A recent federal forecast showed one of the river’s biggest reservoirs -- Lake Powell in Utah -- dropping below a critical threshold.

Forecasters: Rain, snow on tap for drought-weary Southwest

Drought stricken region badly needs the moisture

Predicted Arizona dry year could impact trees, cause fires

After driest year on record in 2020, no relief is in sight

When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow?

Researchers are trying to understand the impacts to water sources from large fires.

National Weather Service: Dryness defined 2020 in Southwest

Record or near-record dryness across Arizona and the region

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

State unveils draft legislation to create surface water protections

The process comes after the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act protections.

State works to clean up chemical pollutants in Tucson water supply

ADEQ is addressing PFAS contamination of Tucson backup groundwater wells.

Enviro groups win bid for evidence on approval for Vigneto housing development

A judge ordered FWS to produce documents related to political interference that greenlit a huge housing development.

2020 delivers setbacks for some long-planned Western water projects

Long-planned projects have run into roadblocks.

State shares framework for new surface water quality protections

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is working on regulations to fill the gap left by changes to the Clean Water Act.

DHS marks milestone as wall construction severs wildlife corridors

New border wall construction is nearly done in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in Arizona.

As Western fires burn, focus narrows on forest management. But it’s easier said than done

Correcting the mistakes of the past is tougher than it sounds, as managers work to get ahead of coming wildfires and learn from previous ones.

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

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