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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.

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.

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.

Projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

The U.S. government has released projections that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West.

Nalgene, the reusable water bottle company, helps fund clean water project in Navajo Nation

About 30% of people living on the Navajo Nation don't have running water. The Navajo Water Project is trying to change that.

Water agencies resolve Colorado River dispute

Dispute in California once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect the Colorado River.

Drought persists in Southwest despite summer rains

Forecasters predict hotter than normal temperatures and lower than normal snow and rain through the end of the year.

Judge strikes down Trump-era water regulation that limited protections

Two local tribes were part of the effort to restore broader definitions of protected waterways in the Clean Water Act.

The Desert Blooms in a Bountiful Monsoon.

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Award recognizes Tucson Water's sustainability

Twenty years ago, Tucson was the largest American city entirely reliant on groundwater.

An Unnatural River

Treated effluent and recycled water flowing into the lower Santa Cruz River fosters abundant native vegetation and wildlife, and brings recreational and economic opportunities.

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.

Arizona farmers prepare for water cuts

A third-generation farmer fears for the long-term sustainability of farming in Arizona.

Arizona faces cut in water supplies as shortage is declared on Colorado River

Arizona will lose 18% of its share of Colorado River water next year, with cuts falling largely on farmers.

How one grass at Saguaro National Park shows push and pull of climate change

If left unchecked, buffelgrass poses a tremendous fire danger to native plants and the homes nearby.

Water cutbacks coming to Arizona

A decades-long drought means less water from the Colorado River.

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