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Hundreds Evacuate Yarnell; Wildfire Grows to 1,200 Acres

Town where 19 hotshot firefighters died three years ago fighting a blaze.

Wildfires Have Burned 30,000 Acres in Coronado This Year

Active year has had numerous human-caused fires, which are all preventable, official says.

Grand Canyon Works Toward Dimming Its 5,000 Lights

Dark Sky Association grants provisional status, giving canyon 3 years to retrofit lights.

Wildfire Near Mexican Border Exceeds 8,500 Acres

Crews have half the fire contained; wildlands managers worry about conditions.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

Forest Officials: Too Many Unattended Campfires

Crews in Coronado Forest's Catalina District say this is peak fire season.

Young Leaders in Tucson Tackle Environmental Challenges

One Young World Summit convenes 500 young adults at Biosphere 2.

Lake Mead at Lowest Level on Record, 37% Capacity

Further declines seen before upstream dam releases will build it again.

Environmental Impact of Border Barriers in the Past Decade

Sierra Club publishes "11 Years of Lawlessness"

Ducey Vetoes Water Bills Affecting Cochise County

'I will not sign legislation that threatens Arizona’s water future,' he says in veto message.

Springtime Buzz: How to Stay Safe around Swarming Bees

One way to deal with increased pollen-gathering activity: 'Run ... keep running.'

Study: Wildfires Responsible for 99% of Erosion in West

UA researchers assess impacts for a million years

'Compost Cats' Earn National Honor for Reducing Food Waste

Across the nation almost 35 million tons of food go into landfills each year.

Tips for Ensuring Recyclables End Up Being Recycled

20 percent of materials placed into household recycling bins are contaminated

NASA: Arctic Ice Photographed at Its Smallest on Record

Ice the size of 'two Texases' has disappeared in less than four decades, scientist says.

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