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Foundation to Put $20 Million into Restoring Colorado River

Walton Family Foundation wants long-term health for nation's 'most-endangered' river.

Raising Awareness about 'Water Banking,' Mainstay of Arizona Water Strategy

UA Water Resources Research Center says banking, recharge and recovery not well understood by the public.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

Cicadas Soundtrack Arrival of Summer, Monsoon in Arizona

Region hosts more than four dozen species.

Incoming Storm Could End Heat Wave

A storm system heading for Tucson means temperatures could get back to normal.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

See a Young Cooper's Hawk on the Ground? No Need for Concern

Coopers Hawks learn to fly 'from the ground up.'

Fire Burns Buildings in Sonoita, Prompts Evacuations

The Encino Fire has burned 1,300 acres and eight buildings, according to fire officials.

Tributary Projects Aim to Improve Health of San Pedro River

Watershed work aims for increased flows and health of the undammed river.

Ozone Warning Issued as Temperatures Set to Exceed 110 Degrees

The weather system that is bringing the heat also prevents pollutants from leaving the air.

Changing Conditions Prompt Differing Predictions from Water Managers

One report says a water shortage in Arizona is less than two years away.

Harvesting a Sonoran Desert Delicacy: The Cholla Bud

Learn how to forage for cholla buds and process them for consumption.

Right in Your Backyard: Foraging for Food in the Sonoran Desert

This week we learn to harvest cholla buds, speak with expert Gary Nabhan and visit an urban farm that's doing a lot more than growing vegetables.

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