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Invasive Snail Threatens Ecosystem of Arizona's Salt River

Apple snails were likely introduced into the river's ecosystem illegally from someone's aquarium.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

Residents Warn of Threat to Santa Cruz River if Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again

Last year, rains caused a breach in a pipeline that carries raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S.

Arizona May Take Over Permit Program Protecting Rivers

Conservation groups say the change could weaken protection of rivers, streams and wetlands.

Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware

Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.

Saguaros in Oro Valley Park Shot With Arrows

The Oro Valley Police are looking for the cactus vandal.

Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger

While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.

Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor

Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.

In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener

A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.

Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe

The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.

Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data

Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.

Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses

Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.

Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project

The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Attempt to Block Funding for Ironwood Forest Falls Short

Conservationists said the amendment would have paved the way to roll back its national-monument protections.

Navajo Nation Begins Negotiations With Possible New Coal Plant Owner

President Russell Begaye said Monday that an agreement with New York-based Avenue Capital could be in front of lawmakers by October.

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