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"Wise Bodies, Beautiful Elders" - photographer Jade Beall confronts ageism in the raw.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The facts regarding mental illness and gun violence; and mushroom hunters go on a monsoon quest.

TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.

Conservation groups look to block border wall construction

The groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction until a lawsuit challenging the project is decided.

Fish and Wildlife Service lays out concerns over border wall

The agency says wall construction through Pima and Cochise counties could harm many species.

Judge blocks Rosemont Mine project

The federal judge ruled the Forest Service improperly evaluated water use issues for the proposed copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Arizona Spotlight for August 1st, 2019

Looking back at a 1979 radioactive contamination in Tucson, and citizens working together; exploring the history of Harvey Houses in Arizona; and a couple finds common ground with "One Small Step".

Ozone goes over EPA standard in Pima County for first time this year

The county has breached the federal levels 22 times since 2013. Maricopa County has exceeded the standard 20 times this year.

UA scientist analyzing how well farming techniques travel

The researcher asks why a conservation agriculture method used in North America hasn't caught on in Zimbabwe.

BLM: Border wall across San Pedro River would be 'engineering challenge'

A fence blocking the flows during monsoon could damage habitat and erode the San Pedro's channel and banks, the agency said.

As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a 'Grand Bargain' work?

The approach aims to rebalance some of the bad math that came from promising water to too many people.

Conservation, law enforcement and ranching: Weighing in on a proposed border fence

The majority of new bollard-style wall would run through protected areas in Pima and Cochise counties.

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

Judge to rule next week on whether to halt Rosemont Mine

Tribes and environmental groups who oppose the project are seeking a preliminary injunction.

Lawsuit challenges northern Arizona fracking leases

Conservation groups say the BLM violated laws by not conducting environmental reviews or consulting tribes.

More deadly temperatures in Arizona's future

Climate change will bring more extreme heat in the coming decades.

Sulfuric acid leak in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez a ‘wake-up call’

A researcher says the impact was minimal, but that it shows the need to consider the potential for a spill on a much larger scale.

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