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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?

Playing Tag With Hummingbirds

Volunteers and scientists are tracking some of the smallest residents of Cochise County.

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Western Wildlife Agencies Finalize Monarch Butterfly Plan

The group, which includes Arizona Game and Fish have a conservation plan for the butterflies, which have seen plummeting populations.

Flowers and Fire: Rain a Double-Edged Sword in the Desert

While moisture can mean impressive wildflower blooms, recent rains are fueling invasive species that feed wildfires.

Climatologist: Nothing Too Unusual About Arizona's Recent Weather

Residents of the state shouldn't be surprised about the precipitation, as it's basically where it should be.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

Experts: Southwestern US Sees Some Drought Relief

Though climate scientists warn recent moisture isn't enough to relieve worries over the long-term water supply.

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