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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.

Rosemont Decision Slowed by Wildlife in Santa Ritas

Coronado Natl. Forest officials ask Fish and Wildlife scientists to update written opinion on effects mine would have on area's endangered species, other flora and fauna.

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

UPDATE: Northern AZ Blaze Grows in Size, Containment at 35%

Firefighter crews are expecting strong winds tomorrow, but say worst is behind them; they've burn a ring all the way around fire to contain.

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.

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