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AZ WEEK: Fire Burns, Benefits Southern Arizona

Arizona Week explores various consequences of summer wildfires

Southwest Ranchers Find Benefits in Wildfire

Burnings helps groups fight back shrubs and bushes on grasslands where livestock feed

Quest for Water Takes Northern Arizona City to New Depths

Williams brings in drilling company to go three times deeper than its neighbors.

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

METRO WEEK: Solar Energy Advances in the Southwest

As residents add solar, companies try to improve solar panels

Wildfire Managers Turn Focus to Prevention

After years of record-breaking conflagrations, calmer season brings a break.

Meteorologist: Incoming Storm is Start of Monsoons

Weather system will likely bring heavy winds, heavy rain by the weekend

How Does Tucson's Heat Affect Road Repaving Work?

It's too hot for some projects to continue without causing a sticky mess.

Community Effort Tracks San Pedro River's Health

Volunteers will map flows for waterway that's vital to people and wildlife.

Flagstaff's Dilemma: Solar's Warmth or Mountains' Majesty

South-facing windows capture sunlight for winter heat; north-facing capture the view.

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma?

Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.

Harvesting Desert's Bounty Topic of Classes

Santa Cruz Farmer's Market will host demonstrations this month.

Clearer, Better Smelling Santa Cruz River A Good Sign

River report says quality of water is improving

Arizona Fire Season Looks Bad, But Not Worst in West

El NiƱo weather makes Pacific Northwest and California more susceptible to fire.

Colossal Cave Will Have First New Operator in 52 Years

Ortega National Parks, which runs Carlsbad Caverns, will take over Pima County site.

Finding Abbey

Sean Prentiss' book explores the complicated legacy of Edward Abbey, and follows his footsteps through the Sonoran Desert region.

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