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EPA Orders Air Force, AZ National Guard to address PFAS contamination at Tucson Superfund Site

Emergency directive aims to mitigate health threats from toxic chemicals in Tucson’s groundwater, pushing for immediate cleanup action and cost sharing.

Even fewer critically endangered vaquitas sighted in Mexico this year

Researchers say only six to eight of the porpoises were sighted.

The Buzz: Arizona's Economy and Water

We speak with economic experts about Arizona's economy, with attention paid to how water plays a role.

BLM restricts target shooting at Sonoran Desert National Monument to protect natural and cultural resources

New regulations limit dispersed recreational shooting to 5,295 acres, safeguarding plant species, archaeology sites and historic trails.

Arizona advances in renewable energy with federal investments

Senator Mark Kelly and other local leaders talk about the state's clean energy growth and jobs.

Celebrating one of the Sonoran Desert's most popular visitors.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secrets of the Vegan Night Market; how the Noyce Teaching Scholarship is helping to find and retain good STEM teachers in Arizona; and Julie Sasse says goodbye to the Tucson Museum of Art.

Tucson Audubon Society, to drop "Audubon" from its name

The change is part of a growing trend across the country, while the national environmental group remains firm.

The Buzz: Housing Round Table Discussions

We talk with experts in homelessness and housing to talk about Southern Arizona's crisis.

Remembering Movie Legend Roger Corman.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Macro photographer Jillian Cowles peers into the private life of spiders; and Chris Dashiell visits "The Tomb of Ligeia".

Lessons from rattlesnake class in the American Southwest

The first thing students learn is that basically everything they thought they knew about rattlesnakes is a myth.

Department of Defense awards $20 million to South32 for accelerated manganese production

Funding aims to boost domestic supply and expedite ore delivery by up to two years at the Hermosa Project near Patagonia.

Efforts to expand Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, and create the Santa Cruz River Urban National Wildlife Refuge

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Tellers of Tales, a story from Nooshie Motaref, and a story from Penelope Starr

Rep. Grijalva calls for extension of public scoping period for Hermosa Mine Project

He emphasizes importance of language inclusivity in a letter to the US Forest Service.

Desert Botanical Garden

This Phoenix landmark has been studying and conserving plants for 85 years.

Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American tribes

The Navajo Nation has one of the largest single outstanding claims in the Colorado River basin and will vote soon on the measure in a special session.

AZ state legislature attempts to stop California regulation on trucking fleets

The legislature, along with 16 other states, argue the regulation violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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