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Sharing lived experience plus keen observations.

On this Arizona Spotlight, hear three women who are telling vibrant stories across different mediums.

Taming the Colorado

The Colorado River is the most dammed waterway in the US, but what was it like before? We go back to the battle over Parker Canyon Dam and how it changed Arizona's rights to the river's water forever.

Tucson's new conservation program aims to save water by removing ornamental grass

Apartment complexes and commercial buildings are being urged to remove grass landscaping and conserve water — in exchange for a rebate from the city.

The Buzz: Re-using finite resources in Southern Arizona

People go to notable lengths to get as much as they can out of some of the area's limited resources

Public meeting will discuss new Sabino Canyon visitor center

The Thursday meeting will include a first look at initial plans for the redesign

Taking the camel to the drive-in: David Leighton's history of the Reid Park Zoo

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Word of Mouth Print Space; celebrate imagination at the Library's Megamania!! Festival; and meet the founder of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

US agency to fight invasive bass threatening humpback chub, other protected fish in Grand Canyon

It is the latest move in a battle to keep non-native smallmouth bass and green sunfish at bay in an area of the Colorado River below the Glen Canyon Dam.

Arizona researchers tackle urban heat with innovative weather data collection

UA team partners with DOE’s Brookhaven Lab to study and mitigate extreme heat in the Southwest.

$55.2 million to boost clean energy in rural Arizona with new battery systems

Federal funding will support three new battery energy storage facilities, lower energy bills, create jobs, and promote sustainability in cities like Sahuarita.

Desert Plants: Desert Honeysuckle

The colorful and drought-tolerant Desert Honeysuckles are ideal for attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to your garden.

Arizona wildfire advances after forcing evacuations near Phoenix

As of Saturday night the fire was 0% contained.

Activists submit 17,000 signatures urging closure of uranium mine near Grand Canyon

Groups like the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity along with Tribal members say the mine risks drinking water.

Does Arizona have enough water?

Phoenix-area cities are spending big to make sure it does.

The Buzz: Efforts to reduce our use of finite resources

We look at efforts to reduce the use of plastic, water and fossil fuels.

Hobbs under pressure to call special session on groundwater

Arizona lawmakers didn’t pass significant bipartisan policy on groundwater reform this year.

EPA Orders Air Force, AZ National Guard to address PFAS contamination at Tucson Superfund Site

Emergency directive aims to mitigate health threats from toxic chemicals in Tucson’s groundwater, pushing for immediate cleanup action and cost sharing.

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