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Ahead of hearing on Oak Flat, a 'spiritual convoy' travels to court

The nonprofit Apache Stronghold is traveling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California to try and block copper mining at the Apache sacred site.

Monsoon brings positive impact to Santa Cruz, other waterways

River watchers say the rainfall replenished aquifers and aided the fish population.

New water year begins with most of the basin in drought

Forecasters think this year will bring “La Niña” conditions, which tends to mean a warmer and drier winter for the Southwest.

Tucson leaders push for electric school buses

Infrastructure bills include billions for zero-emission vehicles

How the monsoon season impacted life in Southern Arizona, from wildfires to bugs

The National Weather Service said the monsoon season was the third-wettest that Tucson has seen since 1895, and it followed an exceptionally dry year.

City of Tucson adds five new electric buses to fleet

City officials said it is part of a push to cut carbon emissions.

State stopped key groundwater monitoring, auditor general says

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has failed for years to monitor groundwater for pesticides and other contaminants, review found.

Mexico, Sea Shepherd reach agreement to return patrol ships to Sea of Cortez

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s activist crews will once again patrol the Upper Gulf of California for fishing nets considered the leading threat to the vaquita marina porpoise.

New poll shows strong opposition to the proposed copper mine at Oak Flat

According to the new poll, about 3 out of 4 Arizonans do not support the proposed Resolution Copper at the Apache religious site.

Forest Service plan to extend forest maintenance program is put on hold

Lawmakers demanded the agency reverse course, saying the decision is “particularly dangerous” at a time when “wildfire seasons gets longer each year.”

USMCA commission asks Mexico to respond to alleged lack of protection for endangered porpoise

Officials in Mexico have 60 days to respond to a petition alleging the country is failing to enforce environmental laws meant to protect the vaquita marina porpoise.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife rejects Rosemont Copper petition to shrink critical jaguar habitat

Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals sought to deem a portion of the Santa Rita range no longer essential for jaguars.

The Desert Blooms in a Bountiful Monsoon.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why the music of the rock group Fanny is rocking a whole new generation!

The Rogue Theatre presents "A White Heron".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Bisbee Bloomers' annual garden tour returns; and remembering drumming legend Charlie Watts.

Federal judge says Customs and Border Protection broke environmental law

Lawsuit accused the agency of failing to assess how ramped up border enforcement would impact the borderlands and endangered species that live there.

Water shortage on Colorado River triggers supply cuts for Arizona

The shortage means Arizona will see its share of water from the river slashed by 18% next year.

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