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Air Force secretary nominee promises to help with pollution in communities like Tucson
PFAS chemicals have been found in wells in the Tucson area.
UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?
Mexican authorities meet with Rio Sonora mining spill victims
A legal representative of residents affected by the spill said the dialogue is a result of pressure the communities have put on authorities.
Tortoise deserves endangered species protections, enviro groups say
Two conservation groups have filed suit over what they say is the failure of the federal government to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise.
Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development
Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.
New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies
Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.
Tucson's bike share program adding docking stations
The city says it's bringing Tugo bicycles to more Tucson neighborhoods.
Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine
The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.
"Never again, para nadie."
Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.
Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains
The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.
Understanding the legal decision blocking the Rosemont Mine
The opinion on mining and public lands could impact other projects across the West.
‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’
Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.
Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter
Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.
Ocean & Space
Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.
Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact
If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.
Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine
The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.
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