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In rapidly warming Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

A new round of talks could define how the river system adapts to a changing climate for the next generation.

Tucson mayor asks community for help guiding climate action plan

A survey open through the end of March invites residents to prioritize actions city can take.

Jelani Cobb: "Whose Vote Counts?"

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Arizona's 2020 wildfire season among worst in past decade

2,520 wildfires burned across the state, 82% human caused

Upper Colorado River drought plan triggered for first time

A recent federal forecast showed one of the river’s biggest reservoirs -- Lake Powell in Utah -- dropping below a critical threshold.

Predicted Arizona dry year could impact trees, cause fires

After driest year on record in 2020, no relief is in sight

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Phoenix posts its hottest summer and autumn in city history

Arizona's capital already has shattered its record for the most days of triple-digit heat in a calendar year.

Major changes in environmental policy expected under Biden

Reclassifying Arizona waterways is among the items on the new administration's agenda

As Western fires burn, focus narrows on forest management. But it’s easier said than done

Correcting the mistakes of the past is tougher than it sounds, as managers work to get ahead of coming wildfires and learn from previous ones.

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

For the West’s drinking water, wildfire concerns linger long after smoke clears

For municipal drinking water systems, fires are felt for years after they’re snuffed out.

Homeowners who avoid wildfire damage can find themselves in new flood zone

Even long after the flames of a wildfire are gone, those who live nearby face a serious increase in the threat of flooding.

Tucson Electric Power looks to expand renewables, raise customer rates

TEP’s plans to raise rates and install a transmission line near historic neighborhoods are not without controversy.

In Yellowstone, America's 'first water park,' decades-old blaze marked start of megafire era

The wildfires ushered in a chapter of massive, frequent blazes as well as a new understanding of the ecological process.

Climate change likely to keep hammering Colorado River's biggest reservoirs, model shows

Projections show an increasing likelihood of official shortage declaration before 2026.

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