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2,700 Scientists: Planned Border Wall a Threat to Biodiversity
Scientists from 47 countries reviewed a scientific paper and concluded Trump's border wall will be an ecological disaster.
Forest Thinning, Burning Project OK'd to Protect Reservoir
The plan is aimed at preventing severe fire, erosion and flooding.
Invasive Snail Threatens Ecosystem of Arizona's Salt River
Apple snails were likely introduced into the river's ecosystem illegally from someone's aquarium.
Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change
Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.
Residents Warn of Threat to Santa Cruz River if Sewer Pipe Ruptures Again
Last year, rains caused a breach in a pipeline that carries raw sewage from Mexico to the U.S.
Arizona May Take Over Permit Program Protecting Rivers
Conservation groups say the change could weaken protection of rivers, streams and wetlands.
Mt. Graham Visitors Urged to be Weather Aware
Flash flooding risk is high after last year's fire.
Saguaros in Oro Valley Park Shot With Arrows
The Oro Valley Police are looking for the cactus vandal.
Drought Remains, But Rains Put Dent in Southwest Fire Danger
While monsoon can act as a "shut-off valve" for wildfire, much of the West continues to experience drought conditions.
Turning to Recycled Wastewater, Cities May Face an Obstacle: The 'Ick' Factor
Despite the assurances of scientists, some people can't help but associate safe-to-drink recycled water with human excrement.
In the Desert City of Tucson, the Grass is Not Greener
A few factors helped turn this former city of lawns into a leader in desert-adapted landscaping practices.
Santa Cruz County Residents Demand Fix for Outdated Sewer Pipe
The pipeline, prone to failure, carries raw sewage from Mexico into the U.S.
Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data
Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.
Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses
Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.
Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project
The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.
The Secret Life of Spiders
Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.
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