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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.

Tucson City Council to vote on climate emergency declaration

Plan calls for carbon-neutral city operations by 2030.

'Feels like the end of the world': Tucson grapples with record heat during pandemic

The desert community has faced both soaring temperatures and life under the coronavirus, as some work to mitigate the impact of a warmer future.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Heat, COVID-19 and isolation put mobile home parks at risk

Ten percent of metro Tucsonans live in manufactured housing. But residents there face risks made worse by COVID-19 and record heat.

Lots of heat, little rain in Tucson

Less than an inch of rain when we usually have nearly four inches.

Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

More fuel, dry weather create perfect storm for Bighorn Fire crews

A discussion with UA professor and fire ecology expert Don Falk.

"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

With the recent closure of the Navajo Generating Station, Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles.

UA researchers warn of time frame for species extinctions

A new report says some plants and animals will succumb to climate change in 50 years.

January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016, the agency said.

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