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Tortoise regains some protections, as agency agrees to revisit endangered status

The action resulted from a lawsuit filed last year by conservation groups.

What living in a world made from chemicals means for "The Sensitives".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Jes Baker on making self-love a part of the pandemic; and a Summer 2020 insect update from "The King of Sting", Justin O. Schmidt.

'A worst-case scenario': Leaks, dust, water pumping and drought plague Quitobaquito

Border-hugging spring and its pond are sacred to Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham communities

Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

Border wall construction begins across San Pedro River

The controversial project across Arizona's last free-flowing river is underway.

Rogue Radio presents: Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Samaritans' 18 year mission continues; and how the border wall endangers the future of the Sonoyta mud turtle.

Federal court rules president's use of military funds for border wall is illegal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued their ruling Friday.

Wildfires burn across Arizona

We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Drone operators could face prison time and fines if they are caught interfering with airborne crews.

Border wall construction results in 'loss of trust' from community

While many locals are disturbed by the actual construction, they say being ignored in the process has been equally frustrating.

For fishermen near vaquita habitat, government assistance falls short

A group says the current situation is pushing fishermen to turn to poaching, which threatens the few remaining porpoises.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Bald eagles, eaglets found nesting in arms of saguaro

Officials said the last known mention of such a site was a 1937 record.

Group suspends efforts to protect endangered vaquita during pandemic

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it will resume operations to protect the small porpoise in the Gulf of California as soon as it's safe.

Mexican wolf numbers jump 24% from last year

The Mexican subspecies of the gray wolf was nearly eliminated in the wild by 1970.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

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