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Climate change likely to keep hammering Colorado River's biggest reservoirs, model shows

Projections show an increasing likelihood of official shortage declaration before 2026.

Tucson City Council to vote on climate emergency declaration

Plan calls for carbon-neutral city operations by 2030.

'Feels like the end of the world': Tucson grapples with record heat during pandemic

The desert community has faced both soaring temperatures and life under the coronavirus, as some work to mitigate the impact of a warmer future.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Heat, COVID-19 and isolation put mobile home parks at risk

Ten percent of metro Tucsonans live in manufactured housing. But residents there face risks made worse by COVID-19 and record heat.

Lots of heat, little rain in Tucson

Less than an inch of rain when we usually have nearly four inches.

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.

More fuel, dry weather create perfect storm for Bighorn Fire crews

A discussion with UA professor and fire ecology expert Don Falk.

"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

With the recent closure of the Navajo Generating Station, Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles.

UA researchers warn of time frame for species extinctions

A new report says some plants and animals will succumb to climate change in 50 years.

January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016, the agency said.

Report: Colorado River more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

A new study says the future water supply of the Colorado River is even more at risk.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Young activists press for action on climate change

Inexperience and age aren't stopping young people in Arizona and around the world from demanding action.

Climate change, and our response to it, is making life hard for desert tortoises

Tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch of energy projects springing up in a desert that is getting hotter and drier.

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