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Property owners can learn about their water rights with new map

The map covers sections of the Verde and San Pedro River watersheds.

Tucson Electric Power plant emissions upgrade scheduled

Pima County seeks public comment on NOx reduction plan.

Mexican wildlife managers release 2 pairs of wolves

The wolves came from the Ladder Ranch in southern New Mexico and were placed in two areas in the state of Chihuahua.

Lake Powell set to drop below important water level in the 'near future'

The level is nearly too low to generate hydropower.

Recycling on Tucson's curbs and beyond

This week, The Buzz revisits the city's decision to end curbside glass recycling.

UN climate report says drought, earlier runoff will make water scarce this summer

A new report from the United Nations’ panel on climate change lays out a grim picture of the future.

Pygmy owl could get protections again; comment period ends Feb. 22

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list a tiny desert owl as a threatened species.

For much of the Colorado River basin, a dry start to the new year has lingered

The winter season is far from over, but another dry year would spell trouble for the drought-stricken river basin, which depends heavily on winter snow.

Decoding "The FBI Way" with author Frank Figliuzzi.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: What the library’s “#READBLACK” initiative wants to share with the world, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra present a new composition called "Earth Symphony", a song for our planet.

U.S. files complaint citing Mexico's lack of protections for vaquita marina porpoise

In the first environmental complaint under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the U.S. is calling for a consultation with Mexico over protections for a critically endangered porpoise.

Western drought worst in 1000 years

Scientists say this is the worst case scenario.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service won't list Sonoran desert tortoise as endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says after conducting a scientific review, it will not list the Sonoran desert tortoise under the Endangered Species Act.

Officials break ground on project to repair leaky cross-border sewage pipe

The pipeline, built more than half a century ago, has cracked and ruptured, leading at times to the release of raw sewage.

Arizona Spotlight for January 27th, 2022

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground? And, the Pima County Public Library's "Welcome to America Team" is helping Afghan immigrants to find their new home.

Arizona utility regulators again reject clean energy rules

The rules would have required the state’s utilities to get 50% of their power from sources that do not emit carbon dioxide by 2035.

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