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Federal government rolls out ‘extraordinary actions’ to prop up Lake Powell

Water levels in Lake Powell are the lowest they have ever been and still dropping.

Colorado River basin give approval to proposed water cutbacks

The plan would cut flows to Arizona, Nevada and California by 480,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply more than half a million homes for a year.

How Arizona gets its energy

This week, The Buzz focuses on electricity — how it’s created and where it’s needed.

Pima County gets poor marks for ozone pollution

Maricopa, Pinal counties again rank among the worst in the country for ozone pollution in an annual report from the American Lung Association.

Lake Powell is critically low, and still shrinking. Here’s what happens next

The future of the reservoir is largely uncertain, but climate science and recent actions by the government are providing some hints as to what might happen in the near future.

Invasive Species: Arundo

Follow volunteers from Watershed Management Group as they attempt to remove Arundo donax (giant reed) from Tanque Verde Creek in east Tucson.

Interior Department considers emergency cutbacks to water supplies

Reductions would be felt most sharply in Central Arizona.

Conservation group says waters less risky for endangered vaquita porpoise

The group partnered with the Mexican Navy to bring down the number of fishing nets in Mexico's Vaquita Refuge

Senate votes to make Arizona monument a national park

Chiricahua National Monument encompasses more than 12,000 acres.

No 'pain at the pump' for a small percentage of Arizona drivers

Electric vehicle owners aren't shocked by gasoline prices.

Longfin dace return to lower Santa Cruz River

The dace were last in the area over a century ago.

U.S. Senate committee hears 2 bills on tribal water rights in Arizona

CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores said her tribe has already helped to stave off the effects of a historic drought by fallowing its fields and taking other measures.

Capacity at Lake Powell continues to shrink

A high-tech combination of aerial and underwater radar found that the reservoir can hold 7% less water than when it was built.

U.S. Senate committee to hear testimony on tribal water rights

The chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes is in Washington, D.C., this week to testify for a bill that would allow her tribe to lease its water to other parts of Arizona.

Drought to continue, NOAA says

Dryness and above average temperatures bring wildfire danger.

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