FILE - A girl looks at the moon through a telescope in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The best day to spot five planets, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars, lined up in the night sky is Tuesday, March 28, 2023, right after sunset. The five-planet array will be visible from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
5 Planets on Parade: Here’s How to See Them This Week

Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout. Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon.

Apache Stronghold member Raetana Manny, 4, shows a sign to save Oak Flat, a site east of Phoenix that the group considers sacred, as she joined a gathering at Self Help Graphics & Art in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights on Monday, March 20, 2023. The Apache group battling a foreign mining firm that wants to build one of the largest copper mines in the United States on what tribal members say is sacred land will get a new chance to make its point Tuesday when a full federal appeals court panel takes another look at the case.
Save Oak Flat: Apaches Get New Chance to Argue Mine Will Harm Sacred Sites

Apache Stronghold sued the US government to protect the place tribal members call Chi’chil Bildagoteel, an area dotted with ancient oak groves and traditional plants the Apaches consider essential to their religion.

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Supreme Court Hears Navajo Water Rights Case With Potentially Big Impact

The ruling will involve the tribe’s claim that the federal government’s obligation to protect Navajo water rights includes water in the Colorado River.

Despite a recent uptick in the population, the monarch butterfly is still endangered. The Desert Botanical Garden’s Majestic Mariposas exhibit runs March 4 through May 14. (Photo courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden)
Desert Botanical Garden Nurtures Endangered Monarchs at Majestic Mariposas Exhibit

Butterflies are back at the Desert Botanical Garden, which has been working for years to help boost the still-endangered monarch butterfly’s population.

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Report Shows Phoenix’s West Valley Doesn’t Have Enough Water for 100-year Supply

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs made public a report on the West Valley’s water supply—specifically, that the region is running short in its mandatory 100-year reserve.

FILE - Water drips from a faucet near boat docks sitting on dry land at the Browns Ravine Cove area of drought-stricken Folsom Lake in Folsom, Calif., on May 22, 2021. The American West's megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
Explained: Scottsdale and Rio Verde Foothills’ Battle Over Water Supply

Several hundred residents are now using up the last of the Scottsdale water that haulers delivered in late December to large tanks buried in their yards but have said they expect it will dry up soon.

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Water Reductions for the New Year May Be Just the Beginning, Experts Say

Arizona will see the steepest cuts, with the state set to give up 592,000 acre-feet of water – the amount of water is takes to cover an acre to a depth of 1 foot – in 2023.