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Tucson May Temporarily Stop Recycling Glass and Newspapers

Officials pointed to a sharp rise in financial losses due to global changes to the markets.

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage

But federal officials are quick to remind that one wet winter won’t solve the Southwest’s structural water problems.

Body of Dead Vaquita Porpoise Found as Report Says Only 10 Left

The critically endangered marine mammal found in the Sea of Cortez is in danger of extinction due to illegal fishing nets.

Elephant Birth on the Horizon at Reid Park Zoo

29-year-old Semba to give birth to her fourth calf in spring 2020.

Monitor: Pima County is Drought-Free, for Now

The spell will not last long as the temperatures rise.

Music from the Heart in "American Mariachi"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How NAMI and the Mission Garden are growing wellness in Tucson; and author Alice Hatcher reads her "Love Letter to My Library"

Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Shrink Monuments

The move is in response to Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside 1.35 million acres for Bear's Ears National Monument.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

Discovering "Unapologetic Beauty"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An artist finds her dream job in the wilderness; and, part 2 of a discussion on "The Insect Apocalypse".

Sonoran Desert Inspires 'Next Generation' Researchers To 'Shake Things Up'

NGen, created around nine years ago, brings together multi-disciplinary researchers who share a passion for the region.

Army Corps to Approve $2B Rosemont Copper Mine Project

Native American tribes oppose the project over concerns it would damage ancestral homelands.

Tucson Water Filters Out Firefighting Chemicals

The director said the solution used existing filters to reduce perfluorinated compounds.

The Drought Plan and Water Conservation

As the second and final deadline looms, we revisit the drought contingency plan with a focus on water conservation.

Kwame Alexander's Love Affair with Words

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Charles J. Babbitt's new guide for birding in Arizona; and, what's happening to planet Earth's insects?

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