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For this summer's water forecast, climate experts are looking back to winter

Snow is the key to water in Arizona and other the Colorado River Basin states.

High pollution advisory for Tucson on Friday

Pima County officials are encouraging anyone especially sensitive to ozone to avoid physical exertion outside until 6 p.m.

Making the most of water in Tucson

As the monsoon approaches, The Buzz focuses on rainwater harvesting.

Appeals court rules against mine project in Santa Rita Mountains

The court cited the planned use of Coronado National Forest land for long-term storage of waste rock and the lack of valuable minerals on the property.

Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might

Research now finds that, genetically speaking, there is still hope the vaquita population can recover.

High pollution advisory for Tucson

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issued an advisory Friday for ground-level ozone air pollution.

Arizona scores low marks on land conservation

The Center for Western Priorities ranked the state second to last in a recent study.

It's one of the five Cs of Arizona's economy. But what role does mining really play in Arizona today?

This week, The Buzz examines the longtime economic driver in the state and its environmental impacts.

Rosemont returns clean water permit

The company is trying to end lawsuits against its proposed mine.

Federal government rolls out ‘extraordinary actions’ to prop up Lake Powell

Water levels in Lake Powell are the lowest they have ever been and still dropping.

Colorado River basin give approval to proposed water cutbacks

The plan would cut flows to Arizona, Nevada and California by 480,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply more than half a million homes for a year.

How Arizona gets its energy

This week, The Buzz focuses on electricity — how it’s created and where it’s needed.

Pima County gets poor marks for ozone pollution

Maricopa, Pinal counties again rank among the worst in the country for ozone pollution in an annual report from the American Lung Association.

Lake Powell is critically low, and still shrinking. Here’s what happens next

The future of the reservoir is largely uncertain, but climate science and recent actions by the government are providing some hints as to what might happen in the near future.

Interior Department considers emergency cutbacks to water supplies

Reductions would be felt most sharply in Central Arizona.

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