Nature and Environment

Conservation groups to UNESCO: Border wall puts Sonora's World Heritage sites 'in danger'

Feb 24, 2020 The groups are urging the agency to declare the cratered landscape known as El Pinacate "in danger" due to border wall construction.

Groundwater use for Fort Huachuca and the San Pedro River

Feb 21, 2020 A look at the latest legal fight over the groundwater supply shared by Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista and the San Pedro River.

Report: Colorado River more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

Feb 21, 2020 A new study says the future water supply of the Colorado River is even more at risk.

Navajo Nation wants to provide power To LA

Feb 19, 2020 The deal is the latest attempt to make up for the lack of coal revenue and develop renewable energy projects.

Controlled blasts for border wall project draw criticism

Feb 14, 2020 Critics say they threaten cultural sites that belong to the Tohono O'odham Nation.

More money possible to help faulty cross-border sewage pipe

Feb 14, 2020 A longstanding Nogales water contamination problem could see more funding under the President Trump's proposed budget.

Conservationist ship attacked in endangered vaquita refuge

Feb 12, 2020 The crew patrolling to protect the endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez came under fire by suspected poachers.

District judge overturns another part of Rosemont Mine approval

Feb 11, 2020 The judge on Monday threw out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of the project.

Rain, snow expected early this week over New Mexico, Arizona

Feb 10, 2020 Winter weather is returning to parts of New Mexico and Arizona early this week.

Cochise County removes rented dumpsters used for San Pedro River border wall prep

Feb 5, 2020 The contract said the dumpsters were intended for another location, according to the county.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

Jan 31, 2020 A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Young activists press for action on climate change

Jan 31, 2020 Inexperience and age aren't stopping young people in Arizona and around the world from demanding action.

More concern, outrage over border wall's impact on sensitive desert lands

Jan 30, 2020 A recently bulldozed strip of desert has sparked another wave of criticism over the construction of President Trump's border wall.

Hundreds protest planned border wall across the San Pedro River

Jan 27, 2020 Many are worried about how the proposed barrier would impact a vital waterway and wildlife migration corridor.

Opinions mixed on roll-out of new federal water rule

Jan 23, 2020 The Trump administration released its final rule Thursday redefining which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act.

Climate change, and our response to it, is making life hard for desert tortoises

Jan 23, 2020 Tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch of energy projects springing up in a desert that is getting hotter and drier.

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