Water and environmental news

Biden creates new national monument near Grand Canyon

Aug 8, 2023 Tribes in Arizona have been pushing the president to use his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create the new national monument.

‘We’re not the place’: Yuma County residents fight hazardous waste permit

Jul 30, 2023 Many Yuma residents want to stop the county from approving the proposal, saying they’re worried about toxic chemicals potentially contaminating their air, land and water.

The extreme heat wave that blasted the Southwest is abating with late arriving monsoon rains

Jul 29, 2023 Forecasters expect that by Monday at the latest, people in metro Phoenix will begin seeing high temperatures under 110 degrees.

Arizona State Parks & Trails awarded over $6 million

Jul 27, 2023 The funding is available for outdoor recreation, conservation projects.

Historic heat wave can impact mental health

Jul 25, 2023 Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder grips shut-ins with symptoms including depression and insomnia.

New UA environmental justice center slated to receive $10 million from EPA, DOE

Jul 22, 2023 The technical assistance center looks to serve as an environmental justice hub.

Ballot question to remove Douglas AMA is thrown out

Jul 20, 2023 Cochise County officials said a lawsuit brought by the EDF forced the decision.

DHS agrees to stop border wall construction, fund environmental remediation projects

Jul 18, 2023 A settlement agreement estimates $1.62 billion in funding and nearly $430 million returned to DOD projects.

Freeing up Colorado River water from California farms will take more than just money, just ask the farmers

Jul 18, 2023 The Imperial Valley is the largest Colorado River water user.

Navajo president presses Congress for more time, money, for water project

Jul 16, 2023 The project would deliver 37,767 acre-feet of water annually from the San Juan River basin through 300 miles of pipeline to 43 Navajo chapters, the city of Gallup, New Mexico, as well as the Teepee Junction area of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.

Environmental groups seek court order to stop two exploratory mining projects

Jul 14, 2023 The groups filed a lawsuit against the USFS in June.

The Buzz Live! Water Conservation and AMAs in Cochise County

Jul 14, 2023 The area's agriculture industry copes with a possible future as a recall vote looms.

21st annual Water Resources Research Center brings in international collaborators

Jul 13, 2023 The conference focused on water solutions in a changing arid climate.

Douglas AMA challengers get AMA back on the ballot

Jul 13, 2023 The existence of the Douglas AMA will go back to voters in 2023 General Election

Permitting timetable published for Southern Arizona critical minerals mine

Jul 7, 2023 The South32 Hermosa project is located in the Patagonia Mountains

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