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Sonoran Desert Inspires 'Next Generation' Researchers To 'Shake Things Up'

NGen, created around nine years ago, brings together multi-disciplinary researchers who share a passion for the region.

Army Corps to Approve $2B Rosemont Copper Mine Project

Native American tribes oppose the project over concerns it would damage ancestral homelands.

Tucson Water Filters Out Firefighting Chemicals

The director said the solution used existing filters to reduce perfluorinated compounds.

The Drought Plan and Water Conservation

As the second and final deadline looms, we revisit the drought contingency plan with a focus on water conservation.

Kwame Alexander's Love Affair with Words

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Charles J. Babbitt's new guide for birding in Arizona; and, what's happening to planet Earth's insects?

Playing Tag With Hummingbirds

Volunteers and scientists are tracking some of the smallest residents of Cochise County.

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Western Wildlife Agencies Finalize Monarch Butterfly Plan

The group, which includes Arizona Game and Fish have a conservation plan for the butterflies, which have seen plummeting populations.

Flowers and Fire: Rain a Double-Edged Sword in the Desert

While moisture can mean impressive wildflower blooms, recent rains are fueling invasive species that feed wildfires.

Climatologist: Nothing Too Unusual About Arizona's Recent Weather

Residents of the state shouldn't be surprised about the precipitation, as it's basically where it should be.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

Experts: Southwestern US Sees Some Drought Relief

Though climate scientists warn recent moisture isn't enough to relieve worries over the long-term water supply.

In Sonora, Hunting Means Big Business and Conservation

State officials are estimating up to $30 million in economic impact this season.

What is Happening With the Colorado River Drought Plans?

Five states are done, but California and Arizona failed to meet a federal government deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.

Agencies Rush to Get Ready for Wildfire Season Following Shutdown

Things like trainings, prescribed burns and hiring had to be put off during the partial government shutdown.

Not So Fast on the Drought Plan: State and Feds Disagree

Federal officials said Arizona did not make the deadline.

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