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Havasupai tribal council member named White House environmental justice advisor

Carletta Tilousi is representing all of Arizona within a council focused on challenging environmental injustices.

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

New coalition pushes for Arizona to shift to clean energy by 2050

Dozens of businesses, cities and organizations have joined the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Reconciliation on the River

Follow a team of volunteers as they work to reseed, revive, and replenish a stretch of the Santa Cruz River near downtown. (6:34)

Forest Service opens public comment for horse removal plan

The Agency has given an eastern Arizona community near Heber until late April to weigh in

Tucson checking contents of recycling bins

Contaminated materials in the recycling stream are costing the city $30,000 a month

Arizona officials warn of bad 2021 wildfire season

This year's wildfire season has the potential to be devastating due to widespread drought

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin

The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future.

"The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy" - Are there universal laws of biology?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The City of Tucson changes policy on recycling glass; taking a nature hike along Cienega Creek; and a reminder of the positive difference you can make in your own backyard.

Gila topminnow repopulate native waters

A tiny, endangered native fish is making a comeback in the Santa Cruz River.

State looks to use inmates to help fight wildfires

Nearly 1 million acres in Arizona burned last year.

Surveys aim to track trash making it into the Santa Cruz River

The Sonoran Institute is leading an effort to quantify the trash ending up in the river with the hope of eventually reducing it.

Western states chart diverging paths as water shortages loom

Drought and dwindling supply are creating stress on the western water-sharing system

Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill begins new phase of community outreach

An old building will make way for new gardens.

Appeals court denies emergency motion for injunction at Oak Flat

The decision comes as a nonprofit appeals a district court's ruling that denied a preliminary injunction at the proposed mine site.

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