Nature and Environment

Protesters urge Sen. Kelly to support bill to protect sacred Oak Flat

Dec 2, 2021 The land holds religious and cultural significance to Indigenous communities.

Nonprofit helps homeowners find good price for solar panels

Dec 2, 2021 The organization is launching its second co-op in Tucson.

Drought monitors paint a bleak picture for the Colorado River

Nov 25, 2021 Four metrics are used to track drought, and they paint a bleak picture

Officials approve corridor for part of proposed of new I-11

Nov 17, 2021 Depending on which of two alternatives is chosen, I-11 would track the existing Interstate 10 through Tucson or be routed across desert west of the city.

Infrastructure bill includes billions of dollars for Western water projects

Nov 10, 2021 $300 million will help implement drought contingency plans in the Colorado River Basin.

US agency decides against flooding Grand Canyon amid drought

Nov 4, 2021 Agency officials said opening the bypass tubes at the Glen Canyon Dam would have reduced the elevation of Lake Powell at a time when it's at historic lows.

Pima County considers permit for company that will emit trace amounts of cancerous gas

Nov 3, 2021 The company previously violated air quality laws in Georgia

Ranch near Aravaipa Creek now in public hands

Nov 2, 2021 Trust for Public Land says move will protect area once eyed for weapons testing.

State OK's open-pit mine site's reclamation plan near Tucson

Oct 31, 2021 Opponents argued that Hudbay Minerals Inc. didn’t address major issues.

Interior Department releases Indian Youth Service Corps Program draft guidelines

Oct 29, 2021 The department said the Indigenous youth corps will work on conservation projects in public, tribal and Hawaiian lands.

US proposes changes to Mexican gray wolf management

Oct 28, 2021 Officials argue removing population limits and setting goals for genetic diversity will help the endangered species.

Drought to continue, say weather experts

Oct 26, 2021 The 2021 monsoon did little to help.

Drought projections show steadily dropping reservoirs

Oct 23, 2021 New measurements for drought conditions in the West are delivering a grim long-term forecast in the Colorado River basin.

Oak Flat appeal heard in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Oct 22, 2021 Apache Stronghold's attorneys predict the court will rule on the case sometime next year. If favorable, it could pause the proposed mining project at the Apache sacred site.

$1.7M in Air Force funds go to Central Tucson PFAS project

Oct 21, 2021 Efforts to address the water contaminates via the project began in 2020.

Biogas plant makes fuel, money for Pima County

Oct 21, 2021 Facility purifies waste methane for commercial use.

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