Nature and Environment

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

Aug 22, 2019 The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

"Never again, para nadie."

Aug 21, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains

Aug 20, 2019 The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.

Understanding the legal decision blocking the Rosemont Mine

Aug 20, 2019 The opinion on mining and public lands could impact other projects across the West.

‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Aug 16, 2019 Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Aug 15, 2019 Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

Ocean & Space

Aug 14, 2019 Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

New border fencing on hold for 45 days

Aug 14, 2019 The Department of Homeland Security is delaying its plans to build more miles of wall barrier along the border.

Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact

Aug 13, 2019 If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.

Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine

Aug 9, 2019 The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.

TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

Aug 8, 2019 The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.

Housing development near San Pedro River gets green light, again

Aug 8, 2019 The Army Corps of Engineers has once again approved a key permit for Vigneto, a huge housing development near Benson, despite environmental concerns.

"Wise Bodies, Beautiful Elders" - photographer Jade Beall confronts ageism in the raw.

Aug 7, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The facts regarding mental illness and gun violence; and mushroom hunters go on a monsoon quest.

Conservation groups look to block border wall construction

Aug 6, 2019 The groups have asked a federal judge for an injunction until a lawsuit challenging the project is decided.

Fish and Wildlife Service lays out concerns over border wall

Aug 5, 2019 The agency says wall construction through Pima and Cochise counties could harm many species.

Judge blocks Rosemont Mine project

Aug 1, 2019 The federal judge ruled the Forest Service improperly evaluated water use issues for the proposed copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.

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