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Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Arizona Assured It Will Get Lake Mead Water, Flake Confirms

State has been banking part of its Colorado River allocation in case of drought.

National Parks at 100: Will Next Century Diversify Visitors?

Programs in the works to get more people of color, younger Americans to visit parks.

Pima County's Agua Caliente Park: Restoring a Desert Oasis

Geological change shuts down springs, depleting two desert ponds.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

Grand Canyon Trust Creates Plan for Climate Change

'Southwest right in climate crosshairs ... a hotspot of projected change,' official says.

Petition Calls for New Grand Canyon National Monument

Environmentalists and Native Americans deliver 500,000 signatures to White House.

Will High-Tech Cameras Replace Humans in Mountain Lookouts?

'Old-school' Arizona forest managers resist changeover, preferring human touch.

Tucson Recorded 1.59 Inches of Rain in June, Second Most

Rainfall total for month topped 1 inch two other times, including record 2.07 in 1938.

Fire Officials Warn of Dangers With 4th of July Celebration

Many holiday festivities could spark urban and wild fires if residents are not careful.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Three Years After Yarnell Fire, Sense of Loss Lingers

'Arizona Week' hears from hotshot still mourning his 19 fallen brethren.

Yarnell Anniversary: Hotshot Mourns Loss of 'My Brothers'

Hotshot Brendan McDonough discusses that day and his recovery in aftermath.

When We Go Home, Power Use Goes Up

Air conditioning usage spikes when residential units are cranked up.

Desert Heat: Deaths, Rescuers and Ways to Stay Safe

4 people die in record 115-degree heat; how do Tucsonans cope?

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