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Town of Williams Copes with Water Crisis

Northern Arizona city is not alone, with climate experts saying world could be in middle of mega drought.

Rare Southwestern Rodent Gets Federal Protection

New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is now part of dozens of species in Arizona listed as endangered or threatened.

Sierra Vista Development on Hold Amid Water Concerns

Ruling says there is not enough water in San Pedro Rover watershed to support 7,000 new homes in the area.

Tucson has a small, growing community of people who keep chickens and sell eggs, from backyard coops to schoolyard flocks that help children learn.

Public Meeting to Discuss Changes to City Agricultural Codes

Increasing numbers of Tucson residents are planting vegetable gardens, raising chickens in their backyards; they argue Tucson rules not clear at times.

Wild Burro Trail Earns Natl Recognition

6.3 mile gateway into Tortolita Mountains; 35th in Arizona to earn such designation.

When Wildfires Break Out, Smoke Jumpers First on Call

Jeff Davis, 77, spent nine fire seasons north of the Gila Natl. Forest chasing smoke; they put out fire, not with water but using tools such as shovels.

Strict New Fire Restrictions for Southern AZ

Most federal lands in region will be affected; all campfires, wood and portable stoves prohibited.

2010 AZ Law Could Interfere with EPA Carbon Emission Plan

This specifically barred new state rules or regional agreements to reduce greenhouse gases without approval from state Legislature.

Tougher Campfire, Smoking Restrictions for Southeastern AZ

These will take effect Thursday amid threats of wildfires in area; Coronado Natl. Forest, Saguaro Natl. Park among those implementing them.

Indian Reservation Power Plant Doesn't Fall in EPA Emission Plan

Agency said it will delay standards for 4 plants on reservations to talk further with tribes, give them opportunity to create their own strategy.

EPA: AZ Has to Cut Power Plants Emission by Half

Proposed Clean Power Plan revealed today proposes to cut carbon emissions from country's power plants by one-third; widespread opposition from coal industry.

Oracle State Park Hopes for Dark Skies Recognition

Would be first Arizona park to be named dark sky park; climate conditions, proximity to Catalinas help minimal light pollution to area.

UPDATE: Excessive Heat Warning Extended to Thursday

Natl. Weather Service says high temperature in Phoenix reached 110 degrees today; Tucson, Nogales and Sierra Vista also on list.

Tucson Receives EPA Redevelopment Grant

Brownfields Program gives city $400K to inspection possibly contaminated sites in downtown; South Side also getting money.

Oak Creek Canyon Evacuation Order Lifted

Slide Fire began May 20, burnt about 33 sq. miles forcing many residents to leave the area; containment at 55%.

Slide Fire 45% Contained, Has Burnt 32 Sq Miles

An area between the park and a subdivision north of Oak Creek Canyon remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

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