Water and environmental news

Arizona rattlesnakes could be affected by I-11 construction

Dec 2, 2023 A portion of the project cuts through desert land, which experts say could cause continuing concerns for wildlife.

Federal initiative awards Altar Valley Watershed $1.2 million for flood resilience

Dec 1, 2023 The investment drives innovation for water infrastructure projects

Pima County to Reorganize Environmental Departments next year

Nov 29, 2023 The new Conservation Lands and Resources Department is expected to be completed next summer.

40 years of Gould’s turkey restoration success in the Sky Islands

Nov 20, 2023 From local extinction to Thanksgiving triumph, the journey of North America’s largest wild turkey species in Arizona’s southeastern mountains

ADEQ unveils Advanced Water Purification Program

Nov 20, 2023 The program looks to reuse wastewater into a purified water source

Tucson Water receives federal funding to combat PFAS, construct new water treatment facility

Nov 17, 2023 $30 million awarded through EPA from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Conservation windfall in Arizona: America the Beautiful Challenge funds key initiatives

Nov 15, 2023 Statewide grant recipients develop nature-based solutions

Stargazing marvel: Saguaro National Park earns Urban Night Sky certification

Nov 14, 2023 International Dark-Sky Association taps park to join its cosmic club

Reviving Montezuma Pass: Sky Island Alliance's bold initiative to rewild decommissioned roads

Nov 11, 2023 From roads to rivers: volunteers unite to transform old paths into thriving wildlife corridors

BLM halts SunZia Transmission Project in Arizona amid concerns over cultural impact

Nov 9, 2023 A temporary suspension sparks consultations as the Bureau of Land management responds to cultural concerns, impacting a segment of the transmission project

Environmental groups raise concerns over proposed border road impact on endangered jaguars and critical habitat

Nov 8, 2023 Environmental groups say they want no new construction, in response to a proposed border road and its potential impact on endangered jaguars and other endangered and threatened species.

TEP's energy plan under review

Nov 7, 2023 Assessing Tucson Electric Power's path to carbon neutrality and natural gas debate

Fighting fire with fire: How prescribed burns protect forests in northern Arizona

Nov 6, 2023 The prescribed burns in Kaibab National Forest are part of the U.S. Forest Service’s 10-year wildfire crisis strategy, which aims to combat wildfires in high-risk forest landscapes.

That green lawn may not be so green: Gas-powered equipment are heavy polluters

Nov 5, 2023 Gas-powered lawn equipment in Arizona emitted 445,908 tons of carbon dioxide in 2020, the polluting equivalent of putting 98,162 cars on the road, a new report says.

University of Arizona leads the way in western environmental justice initiatives

Nov 3, 2023 Empowering communities and bridging gaps: UA's role in transforming environmental equity

Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives

Nov 3, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the intersection of preserving tribal heritage, defending precious resources and reforming mining laws.

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