Nature and Environment

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Apr 17, 2021 Projections say by late next year Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam

House subcommittee discusses bill trying to save Oak Flat

Apr 13, 2021 During the hearing, lawmakers and witnesses made their cases for or against the bill, discussing religious, environmental and economic issues.

Arizonans attend board meeting of international company proposing copper mine at Oak Flat

Apr 12, 2021 Leaders in the effort to oppose the mining project ask shareholders to abandon the project and leave Arizona.

How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

Apr 9, 2021 Conditions in the Southwest are getting drier, but there is some possibility for hope later this year.

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

Apr 6, 2021 The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

Low saguaro reproduction numbers at national park in Tucson

Apr 4, 2021 Drought cycle that dates to the mid-1990s thought to be responsible

Havasupai tribal council member named White House environmental justice advisor

Apr 2, 2021 Carletta Tilousi is representing all of Arizona within a council focused on challenging environmental injustices.

New coalition pushes for Arizona to shift to clean energy by 2050

Apr 1, 2021 Dozens of businesses, cities and organizations have joined the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Colorado River tribes aim to establish ‘one unified voice’ in policy talks

Apr 1, 2021 Those reliant on the river’s flows for agricultural, municipal and industrial use are gearing up for years of negotiation over future policies.

No movement on groundwater protection bills

Mar 30, 2021 This year's efforts to bring more regulation to Arizona's groundwater use have failed in the state legislature.

Forest Service opens public comment for horse removal plan

Mar 28, 2021 The Agency has given an eastern Arizona community near Heber until late April to weigh in

Extreme and exceptional drought stretching across southern Arizona

Mar 26, 2021 Tony Paniagua spoke to one rancher impacted by the dry conditions.

Tucson checking contents of recycling bins

Mar 23, 2021 Contaminated materials in the recycling stream are costing the city $30,000 a month

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin

Mar 23, 2021 The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future.

Arizona officials warn of bad 2021 wildfire season

Mar 22, 2021 This year's wildfire season has the potential to be devastating due to widespread drought

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