Water and environmental news

Grand Canyon gets $27.5 million federal grant for greener shuttle buses

Jul 6, 2023 The replacement project includes 30 new buses — 20 that run on compressed natural gas and 10 electric buses.

UA workshop deepens local educators' knowledge of the impact of climate change in Arizona

Jun 30, 2023 Relevant data will be used to develop relevant curriculum for students

The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River

Jun 30, 2023 We're revisiting this episode after it and another The Buzz episode were honored by PMJA

Months of wet weather erase drought across the Southwest

Jun 28, 2023 Only 28% of the region is experiencing drought.

Supreme Court rules against Navajo Nation in Colorado River water rights case

Jun 22, 2023 Colorado had argued that siding with the Navajo Nation would undermine existing agreements and disrupt the management of the river.

Bear that fatally attacked man at Arizona campsite didn't have rabies

Jun 21, 2023 The bear acted in what appeared to be an unprovoked predatory attack, Game and Fish officials said.

Tucson releases draft water plan

Jun 21, 2023 The city is now asking for the public to provide feedback on the draft plan.

Environmental groups file lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service

Jun 20, 2023 The agency authorized two mineral exploration projects in the Patagonia Mountains.

Fire near Ventana Canyon

Jun 20, 2023 The fire started in the Catalina Mountains in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Governor signs law ending Arizona water dispute involving upscale Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale

Jun 19, 2023 The bill obliges Scottsdale to provide Rio Verde Foothills with access to its water.

Man dies in bear attack at Arizona campsite

Jun 16, 2023 The Tucson man was attacked in Yavapai County.

Why water well goes dry

Jun 15, 2023 Pima County is helping with a solution.

Feds announce start of public process to reshape key rules on Colorado River water use by 2027

Jun 15, 2023 The U.S. Interior Department said it will publish in the Federal Register on Friday a call for replacing guidelines that expire in 2026.

Female Mexican gray wolf released into wild in Arizona in move to help wolf's recovery

Jun 14, 2023 The wolf was headed north into the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico in January when the wildlife service captured her outside the recovery area.

Monsoon madness forecast game returns

Jun 12, 2023 Online prognosticators invited to guess rainfall totals in Tucson and other regional cities.

Ponderosa Pine at risk due to megadrought

Jun 9, 2023 New research shows that the species is facing higher mortality rates due to the drought.

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