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A bloom for the books: Rainfall, cool weather create spring wildflower spectacular

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wildflowers are covering the desert, creating an exceptional and unprecedented bloom this spring. Record rainfall combined with lower temperatures are behind this colorful flower display.


Arizona researchers find new ways to monitor snowpack – right down to your neighborhood

TUCSON – Researchers from the University of Arizona now are able to precisely track snowpack across the United States, which will help as the West gets drier and hotter..


Thursday forecast: Temperatures rebound, will stay near average for the week

PHOENIX – A warm up continues across the state as high pressure builds in later this week


Tree rings give clues as to how climate change could shift drought in the Sonoran Desert

TUCSON – The tree ring lab at the University of Arizona recently looked at tree rings to make conclusions about shifts in the tropical belt for 800 years.


Grijalva could bring dramatic shift as head of resources committee

WASHINGTON - After six years as the ranking Democrat on the House Naturall Resources Committee, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, is in line to be its next chairman and he's promising vigorous oversight of the department whose secretary, Ryan Zinke, resigned before Democrats could take over.


In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

PHOENIX – Arizona has an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines, according to the Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office. However, officials have only identified about 19,000 of them. As more people move to and visit Arizona – many eager to explore the state’s more remote lands – the chances of people coming across one of these hazardous mines only increase.


Down in the mud: Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

TUCSON – Geologists at the University of Arizona have recently linked mud from the deep sea to the North American monsoon.


Grand Canyon gap: Arizona national parks need $531 million to fix roads, buildings

GRAND CANYON – Arizona national parks and monuments need $531 million to maintain hundreds of roads and buildings. But budget problems put that on hold in Arizona and across the U.S.


Trump rallies Mesa crowd to support Republican McSally in tight Senate race

MESA – President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands in a Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport hangar Friday night that a vote for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally would be the "second-best vote you ever cast." The greatest vote was for him, he said.


The cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates for consumers

LAKE MEAD – Access to one-seventh of Arizona’s share of water from Lake Mead could evaporate by 2020 if drought if lake water levels continue to drop. And that could cost consumers.


Interior secretary’s Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure

GRAND CANYON VILLAGE – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon National Park Saturday to bring attention to a multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog at National Parks.


Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries

CAMP VERDE – Sinagua Malt, a sustainability focused startup, makes conserving water economically viable for Camp Verde farmers.