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Judy Kioski, spokeswoman for the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, says it’s important for residents to be informed about hazards in their areas.

A new interactive hazard map developed by the Arizona Geological Survey and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management enables visitors to explore areas with active faults, past earthquakes and earth fissures, as well as zones considered at risk for floods and wildfire. Read more»

Buffelgrass blankets an area of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. Researchers say warming temperatures and fewer winter freezes are helping the invasive plant spread, posing a threat to saguaro cactuses and other native plants.

Arizona in the year 2100: Drought, plant invaders pose threats; From pines to prairie? Forests susceptible to fire, beetles; Rising temperatures threaten cities' air quality along with water supplies Read more»