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Wildfire on Mount Lemmon Contained at 50 Acres

'Molino Fire' in brush, grassland led to closure of Mount Lemmon road.

Students Show off Science Skills at Annual Fair

More than 2,000 exhibits and activities for kids and adults at the Southern Arizona event.

Forest Service Gets OK to Seek Seasonal Firefighters, Despite Federal Hiring Freeze

The Forest Service has cut back on non-fire-related personnel.

Does Explosive Beetle Have Most Interesting Genome?

UA researchers hope to win crowd-sourced genome sequencing of the Sonoran Desert beetle.

New Idea in 30-Year Effort to Save Mexican Wolf

State game official says captive-bred pups are the problem, so raise them with wild pups.

Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Desert

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The American Friends Service Committee marks 100 years working for justice; Celebrating growth at the Mission Garden Project; and the US Poet Laureate Herrera visits a Tucson elementary school.

Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Deals With Excess Water

Environmental group, two tribes concerned that the water might affect forest, sacred site.

Blocking Biodiversity: Why a 'Great Wall' Might Not Be Great for Wildlife

A border wall could impact numerous endangered species, including jaguars.

Spring Weather Draws Hikers, Then Rescue Teams

Many hit the trail unprepared for the reality of hours in the sun.

Reward Offered in Deer Poaching Case Near San Manuel

'Poachers aren't hunters,' state Game and Fish says after deer shot outside of hunting season.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

A Q&A With Author Stephen Pyne

Pyne, who will be at the Tucson Festival of Books, has penned a series on wildfire based on region.

Navajo Nation Maps Drought with NASA Satellites

Tool can help observation of vast area and diverse ecologies.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Study: Higher Temps Affect Colorado River as Much as Precipitation

Research shows high temperatures took 500,000 acre-feet from river since 2000.

Wildlife Officials Pleased With Growing Mexican Gray Wolf Count

Wolf count rebounds to 113 after drop the previous year.

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