Nature and Environment

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan 30, 2023 Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower than its current level.

AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

Jan 30, 2023 They largely include communication among water officials in Arizona and California, the major users in the river's Lower Basin.

Tucson takes plastic program citywide

Jan 25, 2023 City will turn waste plastic into blocks for building.

I-11 lawsuit goes to court

Jan 23, 2023 Environmental groups say alternative routes were not considered.

The Buzz: Arizona and snow

Jan 20, 2023 While non-rain precipitation is rare in the deserts, it's not uncommon for the mountains to get feet of snow each year.

USDA awards $930 million towards wildfire preventions

Jan 19, 2023 Three million acres of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Forest Protection Project will receive funding.

State supreme court finds Marana in violation of water treatment costs

Jan 17, 2023 The decision was released on Tuesday, Jan 17.

Neighbors sue Arizona city to restore water cut in drought

Jan 17, 2023 Homeowners in Rio Verde Foothills, located in unincorporated Maricopa County, sued Scottsdale, demanding that access to the city's water supply be restored.

More than 41,000 sandhill cranes in Southern Arizona

Jan 17, 2023 Arizona birders can see the cranes in person at the annual Wings over Willcox Bird & Nature Festival.

Forest Service resumes cleanup of abandoned mines near Prescott after pause

Jan 15, 2023 The project, which was split into two because of funding issues and to avoid interfering with the owls, began in December 2021.

Vertical farm in Avondale promotes sustainability, technology, water conservation

Jan 14, 2023 It uses uses 99% less water than a traditional farm and grows seasonal produce year round – all without soil or anyone driving a tractor.

New Tucson 80 year water master plan implements rainwater harvesting

Jan 13, 2023 The first draft is not expected until September this year.

The Buzz speaks with two newly-elected officials: Juan Ciscomani and Katie Hobbs

Jan 13, 2023 Both have been on the jobs for several days, but have been confronted by the politics of their new positions.

Ski Valley opens for snowboarding and skiing

Jan 6, 2023 Almost 250 people attended and worked Ski Valley's opening day.

The Buzz: A look at Arizona's new government

Jan 6, 2023 The Inauguration of November's winners comes as the legislative session nears.

Biden signs water bills benefiting 3 tribes in Arizona

Jan 6, 2023 President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday giving leasing authority to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, whose reservation tracks its namesake on the Arizona-California border.

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