Nature and Environment

For this summer's water forecast, climate experts are looking back to winter

May 16, 2022 Snow is the key to water in Arizona and other the Colorado River Basin states.

High pollution advisory for Tucson on Friday

May 13, 2022 Pima County officials are encouraging anyone especially sensitive to ozone to avoid physical exertion outside until 6 p.m.

Making the most of water in Tucson

May 13, 2022 As the monsoon approaches, The Buzz focuses on rainwater harvesting.

Appeals court rules against mine project in Santa Rita Mountains

May 12, 2022 The court cited the planned use of Coronado National Forest land for long-term storage of waste rock and the lack of valuable minerals on the property.

Voters in Willcox Basin will decide water management future of the area in November

May 11, 2022 The Cochise County Elections Department certified that the county-based group Arizona Water Defenders collected enough signatures for a ballot measure.

Arizona scores low marks on land conservation

May 9, 2022 The Center for Western Priorities ranked the state second to last in a recent study.

Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might

May 6, 2022 Research now finds that, genetically speaking, there is still hope the vaquita population can recover.

High pollution advisory for Tucson

May 6, 2022 The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issued an advisory Friday for ground-level ozone air pollution.

It's one of the five Cs of Arizona's economy. But what role does mining really play in Arizona today?

May 6, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines the longtime economic driver in the state and its environmental impacts.

Rosemont returns clean water permit

May 4, 2022 The company is trying to end lawsuits against its proposed mine.

Federal government rolls out ‘extraordinary actions’ to prop up Lake Powell

May 4, 2022 Water levels in Lake Powell are the lowest they have ever been and still dropping.

Sahuarita to partner with growing water management company

Apr 28, 2022 The mayor and council decided against using eminent domain to block the company from acquiring infrastructure in town.

Colorado River basin give approval to proposed water cutbacks

Apr 22, 2022 The plan would cut flows to Arizona, Nevada and California by 480,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply more than half a million homes for a year.

Amid dropping water levels in Lake Powell, another ‘short-term fix’ is on the way

Apr 22, 2022 Upper Colorado River Basis states reach a deal.

How Arizona gets its energy

Apr 22, 2022 This week, The Buzz focuses on electricity — how it’s created and where it’s needed.

Pima County gets poor marks for ozone pollution

Apr 21, 2022 Maricopa, Pinal counties again rank among the worst in the country for ozone pollution in an annual report from the American Lung Association.

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