More Arizona Environment Stories

40,000-Acre Wildfire Slows, But More Winds Expected to Drive It Anew

Wind gusts to 35 mph coming in Thursday could spread Sawmill Fire near Sonoita.

National Weather Service Wants Help Spotting Storms

Program helps meteorologists get view of incoming storms to make monsoon safer.

Above-Normal Flow to Be Released from Lake Powell

Water will go to Lake Mead for distribution to Arizona, California, Nevada.

Environmentalists, Rep. Grijalva Sue Over Border Wall

They want an environmental study before construction begins.

Winter Rains Diminish Desert Drought

Summer monsoon will determine if dry conditions return.

New Idea in 30-Year Effort to Save Mexican Wolf

State game official says captive-bred pups are the problem, so raise them with wild pups.

Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Desert

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The American Friends Service Committee marks 100 years working for justice; Celebrating growth at the Mission Garden Project; and the US Poet Laureate Herrera visits a Tucson elementary school.

Blocking Biodiversity: Why a 'Great Wall' Might Not Be Great for Wildlife

A border wall could impact numerous endangered species, including jaguars.

Spring Weather Draws Hikers, Then Rescue Teams

Many hit the trail unprepared for the reality of hours in the sun.

Reward Offered in Deer Poaching Case Near San Manuel

'Poachers aren't hunters,' state Game and Fish says after deer shot outside of hunting season.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

Frederick Douglass Celebrated Onstage

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The imperilled future of Bears Ears National Monument; and Tucson author Edie Jarolim shares travel adventures in new book.

Study: Higher Temps Affect Colorado River as Much as Precipitation

Research shows high temperatures took 500,000 acre-feet from river since 2000.

Wildlife Officials Pleased With Growing Mexican Gray Wolf Count

Wolf count rebounds to 113 after drop the previous year.

Mime Evolves with "Tales of Transformation"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American protests against DAPL continue; Adiba Nelson on "Black Futures Month"; and acclaimed pianist Nino Bakradze.

NASA: Measuring Dust Can Improve Snowmelt Predictions

Better data allow better forecasts, preparations for spring runoff to Colorado River.

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