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UPDATE: Slide Fire Now 25-Square Miles, 25% Contained

Blaze was 21 square miles as of Sunday morning; firefighters building 3 miles of protection lines.

AZ Brings Back 'Clean Air-Blue Skies' License Plates

Arizona Dept. of Transportation is again allowing plug-in hybrid owners apply for special license plates to use HOV lanes.

AZ Week: Community Remembers Monument Fire Destruction

In June 2011 a fire started burning within the Coronado Natl. Forest, eventually spreading to about 29K acres in Huachuca Mountains.

New Mexico Firefighters Heading to Aid with Slide Fire

Two 10-member crews coming to Arizona; NM fire officials say they're able to assist because state has had less wildfire occurrences this year so far.

Firefighting helicopter above the Slide Fire in northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.

3,000 Flagstaff Residents Poised to Evacuate; Threat Reduced

Wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon consumes 7,500 acres, stops short of city so far; containment at 5%, officials say.

Slide Fire Grows to 4,800 Acres Overnight

200 people have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, with another 3,000 on standby; hundreds of firefighters at the scene.

Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison

Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.

UPDATE: N. AZ Blaze Worsens with High Winds, Possible Evacuation

Authorities say the so-called Slide Fire could reach up to 2,000 acres by nightfall; as many as 3,200 people may have to leave area.

Bringing the Colorado River Delta Back to Life

Expanse of parched earth seeing early revival following Morelos Dam floodgates reopening; environmentalists ecstatic.

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

Saturday is 'Kids to Parks Day'

Gov. Jan Brewer, AZ State Parks encourage children, families to spend time outside by declaring the special day.

Melting Snow Won't Help AZ Rivers This Year, Forecast Says

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture anticipates water will be well below normal levels as snow thaws despite average amounts of snowfall through much of the West Coast.

Dust blows from Freeport MacMoRan mine tailings near Green Valley, Ariz. in July, 2013. The incident led Pima County to issue a notice that the company violated air quality standards.

Low Air Quality Caused By Dry Winter, Low Pressure Zone

Pima County Dept. of Environmental Quality has issued five air quality warnings in the past two weeks.

The first stage of a pilot project to bring life back to the Colorado River delta came to a close this past weekend. For two months, the pulse flow has been flooding parts of the delta in Mexico’s Baja California state.

Pulse Flow on CO River Delta in Final Days

105K acre feet, under 1% of annual average flow, has been released into delta; much smaller base flow will continue to deliver water to restoration sites over next 4 years.

A student from the Ironwood Tree Experience gazes out at the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area.

PHX to Develop Habitat Benefiting Area's Endangered Species

The city has reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to maintain more than 900 acres of native wetland.

Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, curator of mammology and ornithology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, discusses the multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep.

AZ Desert Museum Joins Bighorn Sustainable Breeding Program

6 U.S. institutions along with 2 in Mexico collaborating to increase genetic diversity of sheep; goal is to have 6 lambs by end of season.

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