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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.

Sewage crisis hits Mexico beach community

Sonora's governor promises aid

Wildlife of Southern Arizona

This week The Buzz talks with experts studying bats, Gila Topminnows and jaguars, and others who focus on how animals move from place-to-place.

UA doctoral student's satellite gathering upper atmosphere data for climate forecasters

The self-designed research package went aloft on a high-altitude balloon in August.

Bill would allow Colorado River Indian tribes to lease water to other cities

The bill comes amid historic low levels in Lake Mead and as Arizona faces a harsh water future.

December has arrived but in much of the West, snowfall has not

In most of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, snowpack is only around a quarter or a third of normal.

Protesters urge Sen. Kelly to support bill to protect sacred Oak Flat

The land holds religious and cultural significance to Indigenous communities.

Nonprofit helps homeowners find good price for solar panels

The organization is launching its second co-op in Tucson.

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