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Development and the San Pedro

The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.

What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon

As levels on Lake Powell and the Colorado River drop, do proposals to reimagine Glen Canyon Dam stand a chance?

Commission Keeping Tabs on Heavy Metals in Santa Cruz River

Heavy metals from plants in Mexico are getting into the sewer system and, eventually, parts of the river in Arizona.

The Ronny Chieng Explosion

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why candidates may be changing messaging before the general election; kindness in action on the UA campus; and helping hands for nature.

A Helping Hand for Nature

Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge volunteer time and effort.

Study Warns Against Taking Endangered Mexican Wolf North of Historical Range

Researchers warn that going beyond range could threaten decades of conservation and recovery efforts.

4 More Weeks of Monsoon, Tucson Has Beaten Normal Rain Totals

Tucson has received more than six inches of rain since the monsoon began, and much of Southern Arizona has surpassed normal totals.

Backyard Bobcats Delight Tucson Residents

The visiting native cats became a learning and teaching opportunity.

Listening Beyond the Wall

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Cleopatra - No Submissive Woman"; bobcats in the backyard; and how Film Tucson is bringing Hollywood back to The Old Pueblo.

Mine Spill Victims Seek to Block Grupo Mexico Tailings Pond

The decision on one of Mexico’s most serious environmental disasters in decades could set precedent for other similar cases.

How Climate Change Could Affect Wildfires in Arizona

What conditions experts are monitoring during the state's wet and dry seasons.

Weather Service: Heavy Flood Potential Through Friday

Moist and unstable air mean flooding is possible anytime, anywhere.

Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

UA Tech Park to Mentor Companies in Solar Competition

Participants could win portion of $3 million. Will receive help from UA and other 'Connector' organizations.

Researcher Finds New Urgency for Climate Solution in Tree Recovery Lag

Professor David Breshears says trees are failing to keep up with frequency of droughts.

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

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