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"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

Defense Department cuts funding for border wall section in Yuma

A court document pulls funding for a 7-mile stretch that would have crossed tribal land.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Campfires, stoves, smoking banned on public lands for fire risk

Public land agencies are trying to limit human-caused wildfires this summer.

Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

Environmentalists fear the removal of regulations on the industry, which they say has yet to address a toxic legacy.

With fewer cars on the streets, Tucson's air quality is improving

Pandemic restrictions are a factor in the air quality improvements, a county official says.

Continued wall construction puts border residents on edge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Residents of small border communities say construction workers don't practice safe social distancing on or off the job

EPA won’t expand pollutant rule — ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

The agency said it isn't going to toughen air quality standards, which environmentalists say is "totally backwards."

Want to delay your emissions test in Arizona? Only if you're 65+

ADEQ says they're working to reduce risk during emissions testing, and that clean air helps us all, including those with COVID-19.

Environmentalists sue BLM over grazing in San Pedro conservation area

Groups say allowing cattle grazing to continue harms the San Pedro's riparian landscape.

Lawsuits challenging border wall funding can move forward, judge rules

A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled two lawsuits brought by environmental groups will be allowed to continue.

Group suspends efforts to protect endangered vaquita during pandemic

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it will resume operations to protect the small porpoise in the Gulf of California as soon as it's safe.

EPA defends plan to ease compliance requirements in face of coronavirus

Environmentalists have repeated charges that the policy creates a "catch me if you can" situation for polluters.

Environmental advocates say planned border construction threatens jaguar corridors

CBP announced plans to build more than 90 miles of border wall in an area advocates say is predominantly remote wilderness.

Your tap water is still safe, say Arizona water agencies

Answers to FAQs about the safety and supply of water in Arizona amid the pandemic, according to water officials.

Nature Conservancy closes public preserves to limit COVID-19 spread

Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve are temporarily closed.

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