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Bill would turn Chiricahua monument into national park

A popular national monument in southern Arizona could become a national park under a new bill introduced in Congress.

Arizona to receive $61 million towards wildfire prevention, repairs

The funds are part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year.

U.S. puts restrictions on Mexican boats over illegal fishing

Environmental groups have applauded the move, calling it a “clear message” to Mexican leaders that they must improve enforcement of fishing practices.

Could we — should we — build a desalination plant?

Even with money in the budget and the ocean so close, water could still be far away.

PFAS water pollution pilot project opens in Tucson

State funded project is designed to combat ground water pollution north of Air Force base.

Adia Barnes on Teamwork and Motherhood.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:Can new technology save water on farms? Plus Chris Dashiell remembers Peter Bogdanovich, and a short story read by author Michelle Ross.

The Dave Stryker Quartet kicks off the 2022 Tucson Jazz Festival.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Cocopah Indian Tribe work to restore the Colorado River Delta; How Maryanne Chisholm's artistic vision guided her through difficult times; and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters share "A Brush with the Desert".

Fate of wildflower season depends on winter rain, says expert

A dry fall slowed the growth of Tucson area wildflowers but there is still hope for an above average bloom this winter.

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground?

Some experts say aquifers are overtaxed and shouldn’t be seen as a long-term solution for a region where the water supply is expected to shrink in the decades to come.

Last year was fifth-warmest recorded in Tucson

Each month was among the warmest in Tucson history except for July, when there was heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

Tucson shovel-nosed snake needs Endangered Species Act protection, group argues

Center for Biological Diversity headed to court as snake's habitat faces threats.

Water cutbacks coming to Arizona

A decades-long drought means less water from the Colorado River in 2022.

Leading water experts explore the future of managing a shrinking water supply from the Colorado River

New report says the best water policies are borne out of a few driving factors.

Pygmy Owl may get protection again

The federal government wants to list ferruginous pygmy owl as a threatened species.

Local organization gives tours showing how to conserve water

The group also helps homeowners navigate rebates and grants to defray the cost.

Live Christmas Trees can still be recycled at various local locations

The tree mulching sites set up in Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana will be open till January 17.

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