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Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Border wall construction continues across sensitive lands in Arizona

Contractors are working on new border wall east of Douglas, which will cross the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge.

CAP shutdown might produce cloudy water

Annual maintenance shifts Tucson Water to local wells.

Low-level contaminants in drinking water still harmful, report says

A nonprofit says federal drinking water guidelines don't necessarily protect the health of water users.

Border wall construction in Arizona moves ahead

Preparations for more construction are underway near Douglas and on the San Pedro River.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

Sewer repairs around Tucson to impact traffic

The majority of the repairs will last from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, but some projects will finish up in November.

Deal will use Bisbee wastewater to recharge San Pedro River aquifer

The project is meant to support the health of the river following decades of agricultural pumping.

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.

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