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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.

Extreme and exceptional drought stretching across southern Arizona

Tony Paniagua spoke to one rancher impacted by the dry conditions.

Arizona officials warn of bad 2021 wildfire season

This year's wildfire season has the potential to be devastating due to widespread drought

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin

The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future.

Arizona move toward 100% clean energy faces challenge from legislature

The legislature considers limiting the power of state utility regulators as it looks to increase Arizona's renewable energy standard.

Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill begins new phase of community outreach

An old building will make way for new gardens.

In rapidly warming Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

A new round of talks could define how the river system adapts to a changing climate for the next generation.

Tucson mayor asks community for help guiding climate action plan

A survey open through the end of March invites residents to prioritize actions city can take.

Jelani Cobb: "Whose Vote Counts?"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival; and the uncertain future of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog.

Arizona's 2020 wildfire season among worst in past decade

2,520 wildfires burned across the state, 82% human caused

Upper Colorado River drought plan triggered for first time

A recent federal forecast showed one of the river’s biggest reservoirs -- Lake Powell in Utah -- dropping below a critical threshold.

Predicted Arizona dry year could impact trees, cause fires

After driest year on record in 2020, no relief is in sight

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Phoenix posts its hottest summer and autumn in city history

Arizona's capital already has shattered its record for the most days of triple-digit heat in a calendar year.

Major changes in environmental policy expected under Biden

Reclassifying Arizona waterways is among the items on the new administration's agenda

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