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Restoring the Native Flora

Spadefoot Nursery strives to be a safe and inclusive space for flora, fauna, and human alike. (6:01)

Exploring new horizons with "I Dream in Widescreen 2021".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet two Tucsonans who took unconventional journeys to find healing; and The NPR Podcast Challenge seeks the voices of tomorrow.

TEP brings new renewable energy solar system online this month

With the addition of two new energy systems about 26% of TEP's power will be from renewable sources.

Save Oak Flat Act has passed out of U.S. House committee

The act has passed through the committee along party lines and will next go to the House floor.

New report looks into water insecurity in tribal lands across Colorado River Basin

A new report shows when it comes to clean water, its race that best predicts the haves and have nots.

UA ready to have all purchased renewable power in May

The university says the move will cut greenhouse gases by a third and save millions in the long run.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Projections say by late next year Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam

House subcommittee discusses bill trying to save Oak Flat

During the hearing, lawmakers and witnesses made their cases for or against the bill, discussing religious, environmental and economic issues.

Arizonans attend board meeting of international company proposing copper mine at Oak Flat

Leaders in the effort to oppose the mining project ask shareholders to abandon the project and leave Arizona.

How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

Conditions in the Southwest are getting drier, but there is some possibility for hope later this year.

Low saguaro reproduction numbers at national park in Tucson

Drought cycle that dates to the mid-1990s thought to be responsible

Havasupai tribal council member named White House environmental justice advisor

Carletta Tilousi is representing all of Arizona within a council focused on challenging environmental injustices.

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

New coalition pushes for Arizona to shift to clean energy by 2050

Dozens of businesses, cities and organizations have joined the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Reconciliation on the River

Follow a team of volunteers as they work to reseed, revive, and replenish a stretch of the Santa Cruz River near downtown. (6:34)

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