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As of 2005, scientists say there were 29 surviving populations of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse in the Southwest, but biologists say they believe there may be fewer now.

Team 'Inks' Endangered Mouse in Arizona, New Mexico

NAU researchers confirm species' range in region using special inkpads.

AZPM Water Shortage Documentary to Air Nationally

Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West will be distributed through APT

Downtown traffic makes its way through construction in the area where the new street car will be.

Pima County Now Offers Air Quality Permits Online

24/7 service aimed at construction that could add dirt, pollutants to the air.

The Colorado River

Water to Keep Flowing to Arizona, Nevada from Colorado River, for Now

Despite record lows at Lake Mead, states aren't facing cutbacks in 2017

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was rescued from this car after it was washed off a road on the near north side of Tucson.

Rain Subsides, But Flooding, Dangerous Conditions Ongoing

Pima County Supervisor Bronson pulled from submerging car in north side wash.

Curb-to-curb rain runoff on East University Boulevard in Tucson in Aug. 9, 2016 rainstorm.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect in Tucson Metro Area Tuesday

Streets flooded throughout area; authorities advise staying indoors, using caution.

Botteri's sparrow is found mostly in Mexico but its habitat extends into small parts of southeast Arizona and Texas.

Hot and Humid for Humans, Bountiful for Nature

Plants and animals thrive with the summer monsoon rains.

How Much Carbon in Forests? Answer May Fund Restoration

New methodology would bolster sustainability efforts, developers hope.

A driver tries to ford a flooded road.

Weather Service: More Rain Soon, Drying Out by Week's End

The ground is saturated, causing flooding throughout Tucson Tuesday.

Drought May Hurt Female Trees More than Males: NAU Study

Male cottonwood, willow, juniper trees function better than females under stress.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Volunteers contribute time & effort to one of Tucson Clean & Beautiful's many tree planting campaigns.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

2011 has been designated as the international year of the bat, and there are concerted efforts to inform the public about the importance of these creatures.

Wildlife Officials Seek Volunteers to Help Count Bats

Bat count is an annual attempt to get estimates of population of two species.

Scarab or figeater beetles are common during the Sonoran desert's hot summer months when they come out to eat and breed.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Water levels at the Colorado River basin.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

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