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Weather Service warns of dangerous temps: 116° possible

The National Weather Service is warning of record heat in Southern Arizona for Friday and Saturday, with temperatures spiking as high as 10 degrees above normal. People and pets outdoors or without air conditioning will face an elevated risk of heat-related illness as the mercury climbs as high as 116 degrees.... Read more»1

Killing the Colorado

The Az power plant fueling America's drought

Arizona's Navajo Generating Station, the West's largest power plant, is consuming 22,000 tons of coal and emitting 44,000 tons of carbon dioxide each day, in large part to deliver Arizona’s water. ... Read more»

Pima County promotes new Emergency Management director

Jeff Guthrie, the deputy director of the Pima County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, has been promoted to head the agency. He replaces Mike Hein, the former Tucson city manager who ran the response coordinating agency until moving to Florida this year.... Read more»

Factchecking Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, the brother of one president and son of another, plans to join the 2016 presidential campaign today. It is the first time he has run for national office, so our file on him isn’t as robust as those for some other candidates.... Read more»

Reina de la Noche

Night-blooming cereus cactus to flower at Tohono Chul on Friday

The onset of the monsoon has brought one of Tucson's grandest sights: the flowering of the night-blooming cereus. Friday night, the flower is finally set to show its once-a-year beauty at Tohono Chul Park.... Read more»

House panel advances bill to improve forest management, fire prevention

A house panel gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill aimed at reducing catastrophic wildfires on federal lands by better managing forests before fires and quickly restoring them afterward.... Read more»

OSHA unveils new hot app – no, really, it’s an app warning of hot weather

OSHA officials have a message for workers and others who expect to be outside working and playing as summer heats up: Shade, water and rest for safety. And if that’s too much to remember, the agency has an app for that.... Read more»

Feds: Despite slow start, catastrophic wildfires could heat up summer

Federal officials said Tuesday they will be “ready when fire strikes,” but raised concerns over funding for the upcoming wildfire season and the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in the drought-stricken West.... Read more»

Killing the Colorado

Across West, 'use or lose' laws encourage water waste

A vestige of 139-year-old water law pushes ranchers to use as much water as they possibly can, even during a drought. “Use it or lose it” clauses are common in state laws throughout the Colorado River basin and give the farmers, ranchers and governments holding water rights a powerful incentive to use more water than they need. ... Read more»

Love a rainy night ... A monsoon playlist

It's hot, it's humid, and it's (finally) raining. Here are a few monsoon tunes to play as you celebrate.... Read more»2

1000px: Backyard bobcat

"Draw me ... like one of your French girls." The heat and humidity haven't just made humans languid; here's a young bobcat enjoying a late-afternoon nap Sunday in a backyard near River and Swan.... Read more»

Water director: Az shoulders brunt of shortages

Arizona wants more control of its water resources and more equity between as the ongoing drought in Western states brings the likelihood of further shortages to the region, a state official testified Tuesday.... Read more»

Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released last week.... Read more»

Court: Fire insurance may cover mudslide damage after Wallow Fire

A federal appeals court Friday ordered a new hearing for an Apache County homeowner who said her fire insurance policy should cover damages from a mudslide that destroyed her home after the 2011 Wallow wildfire.... Read more»

All sides look for answers in feds’ clarification of Clean Water Act

A new federal rule was meant to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act, but some critics are saying the 300-page document has done little to clear up the issue since its release last week.... Read more»

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