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Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

UA Tech Park to Mentor Companies in Solar Competition

Participants could win portion of $3 million. Will receive help from UA and other 'Connector' organizations.

Researcher Finds New Urgency for Climate Solution in Tree Recovery Lag

Professor David Breshears says trees are failing to keep up with frequency of droughts.

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells

Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.

Arizona Utility Company Customers Advised to Boil Water

The notice was issued Wednesday for a town 40 miles east of Yuma.

Vital Reservoir Lake Mead OK for Now, But Shortages Loom

A forecast suggests climate and demand could drain so much water cutbacks would be necessary.

UA Tree-Ring Research Narrows Window for Massive Bronze Age Eruption

Newer methods helped close the gap on an ancient explosion that dimmed the sun across the Eastern Mediterranean.

Potential New Coal Plant Operator Offers Few New Details

The Chicago-based company said it would run the plant at 44 percent of capacity to make it more economical.

Monsoon Lightning Zaps Tucson Weather Radar Tower

Forecasters used work-arounds during weekend thunderstorms.

Endangered Condors to be Released in Northern Arizona

The captive-bred birds of prey will be released atop the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs in Northern Arizona.

Arizona Sides With Developer in Water-Use Dispute

The long-standing lawsuit revolves around a proposed 7,000-home development in Sierra Vista, near the San Pedro River.

Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse in Mojave Desert

Deserts globally have borne the brunt of warming and drying over the past 50 years.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

Giant Strainer Seeks to Clean Up Oceanic Garbage Patches

An Arizona researcher says it's only one approach to an dire problem that requires a variety of mitigation strategies.

2,700 Scientists: Planned Border Wall a Threat to Biodiversity

Scientists from 47 countries reviewed a scientific paper and concluded Trump's border wall will be an ecological disaster.

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