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‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’
Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.
Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter
Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.
Ocean & Space
Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.
Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact
If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.
Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine
The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.
Housing development near San Pedro River gets green light, again
The Army Corps of Engineers has once again approved a key permit for Vigneto, a huge housing development near Benson, despite environmental concerns.
"Wise Bodies, Beautiful Elders" - photographer Jade Beall confronts ageism in the raw.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The facts regarding mental illness and gun violence; and mushroom hunters go on a monsoon quest.
TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power
The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.
Conservation groups look to block border wall construction
The groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction until a lawsuit challenging the project is decided.
Fish and Wildlife Service lays out concerns over border wall
The agency says wall construction through Pima and Cochise counties could harm many species.
Judge blocks Rosemont Mine project
The federal judge ruled the Forest Service improperly evaluated water use issues for the proposed copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.
Arizona Spotlight for August 1st, 2019
Looking back at a 1979 radioactive contamination in Tucson, and citizens working together; exploring the history of Harvey Houses in Arizona; and a couple finds common ground with "One Small Step".
Ozone goes over EPA standard in Pima County for first time this year
The county has breached the federal levels 22 times since 2013. Maricopa County has exceeded the standard 20 times this year.
UA scientist analyzing how well farming techniques travel
The researcher asks why a conservation agriculture method used in North America hasn't caught on in Zimbabwe.
BLM: Border wall across San Pedro River would be 'engineering challenge'
A fence blocking the flows during monsoon could damage habitat and erode the San Pedro's channel and banks, the agency said.
As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a 'Grand Bargain' work?
The approach aims to rebalance some of the bad math that came from promising water to too many people.
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