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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.

A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over uranium mining on ancestral homelands brought Biden to AZ

Oct 27, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the history of the Havasupai people's fight to stop uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

Oct 19, 2023 In this Tapped episode, Danyelle Khmara delves into the Grand Canyon's water infrastructure challenges and the extraordinary Transcanyon Waterline upgrade, highlighting the complexities of delivering clean water in this iconic natural wonder.

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Oct 11, 2023 Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

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?

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.

When dams break

Aug 23, 2023 As our infrastructure ages, what can happen when structures that are often massive give way?

People are freaking out over a question mark seen in space. Scientists can explain

Aug 18, 2023 A stunning new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a pair of actively forming stars. But many people are more curious about the tiny question mark visible toward the bottom of the frame.

In California, wildfires are prevented by crews of unlikely firefighters: goats

Aug 10, 2023 Goats are busy chomping away on the dried-out vegetation that's exploded after this year's drought-busting rains.

The Buzz: how dual language immersion is for everyone

Aug 4, 2023 We’re heading back to school to understand Arizona's various English language learning models and how dual language immersion is coming under fire.

A worm that survived 46,000 years in permafrost wows scientists

Aug 1, 2023 A nematode found deep in frozen sediment has proven its ability to survive extreme environments long term. Scientists studying the species say their work could inform the protection of other animals.

Tribes and dairy farmers made a model renewable energy program. It’s about to get even better

Jul 21, 2023 Dairy digesters capture the methane that comes from cowmanure and other organic waste as it decomposes.

'Hospital-at-home' trend means family members must be caregivers — ready or not

Jul 18, 2023 Hospital-at-home programs are for people sick enough to need the attention a hospital provides, but stable enough to be cared for at home.

An otter in Santa Cruz is hassling surfers — and stealing their boards

Jul 13, 2023 An aggressive sea otter in California is hassling locals by riding boards she stole from surfers in the lineup.

AZPM Presents The Buzz Live in Douglas, Arizona

Jul 3, 2023 Join us for a discussion of water usage in Southern Arizona. Monday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Researchers found a rare octopus nursery off the coast of Costa Rica

Jul 3, 2023 Scientists working off the coast of Costa Rica say they've discovered the world's third known octopus nursery.

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