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Arizona’s Wildfires—Once Confined to a Season—May Now Be Year-round

Wildfires have burned more acres in 2020 than the two previous years combined. And, thanks to climate change, it’s only poised to get worse.

Gregg Sasek, dispersed recreation manager for the Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District, demonstrates how ground along the Palisade Trail has been burnt out making it easy for hikers to sink a leg into the soil, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, near Tucson, Ariz. Various dangers are still being accessed throughout the Coronado National Forest as a result of the Bighorn Fire. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP, Pool)
5 Ways Biden’s Climate Plan Can Address Everything From Arizona Wildfires to Economic Collapse

Arizona has experienced record wildfires this year, with blazes lasting longer than normal into the summer due to a lackluster monsoon season.

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Rescue Teams Begin Day Two of Search for Missing Hiker by Roosevelt Lake

Another hiker told authorities about the missing person after the two were separated during a flash flood at Bull Canyon.

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ADOT: ‘Difficult to impossible’ driving conditions expected over Thanksgiving holiday

ADOT is warning a major winter storm will affect holiday travelers. Driving conditions will be "difficult to impossible" from Wednesday to Friday.

Johnson Fire Continues to Burn Near Prescott

Firefighters continue to work on Monday to contain the 200-acre Johnson fire burning outside of Prescott. The fire was first reported Sunday approximately eight miles south of Prescott, near Lookout Mountain, and has since forced the mandatory evacuation of 35 homes in the Lookout Mountain and Maverick Mountain areas. Evacuees have taken shelter at Prescott...

Phoenix Sets Daily Heat Record for Second Day in a Row

Phoenix broke a daily high-temperature record for the second day in a row on Wednesday, as the city experienced a scalding hot 114 degree day, four degrees above the previous record of 110 degrees in 2007. The records come as the average temperatures in Phoenix have also risen in recent years; the average summertime temperatures...