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Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger
While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.
Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor
Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.
In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener
A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.
Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe
The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.
Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data
Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.
Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses
Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.
Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project
The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.
The Secret Life of Spiders
Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.
Attempt to Block Funding for Ironwood Forest Falls Short
Conservationists said the amendment would have paved the way to roll back its national-monument protections.
Navajo Nation Begins Negotiations With Possible New Coal Plant Owner
President Russell Begaye said Monday that an agreement with New York-based Avenue Capital could be in front of lawmakers by October.
Havasu Falls-Area Flooding Forces 200 Evacuations
No injuries reported; the popular destination on tribal land is expected to be closed for more than a week.
Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions
Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.
Water Managers Meet to Plan for Low Colorado Flow
Officials say they hope for cohesiveness as they put together a drought contingency plan to be approved by Arizona lawmakers.
Arizona Forests Lift Fire Restrictions, Some Area Closures
Rain and humidity have calmed conditions that led to the restrictions.
Arizona Must Act Fast to Replace Cross-Border Pipeline, Official Says
The 8-mile IOI, which spewed raw sewage into the Nogales wash last year, is 25 years past its expected lifespan.
Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers
Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.
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