Water and environmental news

Major housing development backs out shortly after San Pedro is assigned water rights

Oct 5, 2023 Developer Castle and Cooke pulled the plug on a subdivison that would have added just shy of 7,000 homes

Hobbs Terminates Fondomonte Lease to Protect Arizona Water

Oct 3, 2023 Critics of Fondomonte LLC say the company has been allowed to exploit Arizona’s water laws.

Douglas AMA management goal under review, workshops ahead for management plan

Oct 2, 2023 ADWR officals say that those with non-exempt wells must apply for a grandfathered right by March 1 in order to continue legally withdrawing groundwater from the basin

Tucson area experiences earthquake centered near Saguaro National Park-Rincon District

Sep 29, 2023 Early morning tremors leave Tucsonans wondering about seismic activity

Rare jaguar sighting sparks excitement in Arizona's Huachuca Mountains

Sep 28, 2023 Jaguar 3 'Sombra' possibly resurfaces in the Sierra Vista Ranger District in the Coronado National Forest

Water and Copper: How mining's history follows Arizona's feelings about water use in the state

Sep 27, 2023 Mining was Arizona's first billion-dollar industry. As we consider our state's economic drivers and their water use, we ask not only how much water goes into mining but what its aftermath does to water.

Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes

Sep 20, 2023 The state's mild winters are often a plus for people who move here. So how does that growing population interact with a shrinking water supply?

Tucson Air Quality Among the Best In the West

Sep 11, 2023 Tied for 4th among 12 Western Cities

Dragonfly BioBlitz celebrates the return of vital insects to Santa Cruz River

Sep 11, 2023 Researchers are telling Tucson residents to look for dragonflies and damselflies as part of a community science project.

Judge blocks injunction, allowing for exploratory mining in Patagonia Mountains

Sep 8, 2023 The eight environmental justice groups have moved to file an appeal.

Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage

Sep 7, 2023 A report released by the Government Accountability Office offers the first independent assessment of damage caused by the building of more than 450 miles of wall.

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Sep 6, 2023 Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

Water conservation measures announced for Grand Canyon National Park

Sep 6, 2023 Park officials said the water saving measures were effective immediately as crews cannot pump water from Roaring Springs to the South Rim to replenish water stores.

Hazardous waste drop off set for Saturday

Sep 6, 2023 The City of Tucson's monthly event also gives people a chance to get rid of unwanted electronics.

$1 million will help climate pollution in Pima County

Sep 5, 2023 The federal grant will help Pima County plan for a sustainable future.

How water gets to (most of) us

Aug 30, 2023 Most of us get our water from a utility company, be it a large municipal one or a small private entity. This week, we look at the work that one small company does to keep the water flowing, and what happened when another utility had a big problem.

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