Nature and Environment

Exploring the Dangers of Dust on I-10

Jul 23, 2018 Arizona 360 hears from a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

ADOT Project Aims to Prevent Dust-Related Crashes on I-10

Jul 23, 2018 How a new alert system will inform drivers sooner of an approaching dust storm.

Drought Forces Emergency Measures for US West's Wild Horses

Jul 23, 2018 Parts of the region have witnessed some of the driest conditions on record, putting stress on wild horses experiencing overpopulation.

Water Conservation Ethic Grows in Utah While Some Eye Pipeline Project

Jul 23, 2018 The state requires districts to set usage goals as developers look to projects to increase the flow to consumers.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Jul 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Attempt to Block Funding for Ironwood Forest Falls Short

Jul 19, 2018 Conservationists said the amendment would have paved the way to roll back its national-monument protections.

Navajo Nation Begins Negotiations With Possible New Coal Plant Owner

Jul 17, 2018 President Russell Begaye said Monday that an agreement with New York-based Avenue Capital could be in front of lawmakers by October.

Flagstaff Hit by Flooding Following Storm

Jul 16, 2018 The water resulted in stranded vehicles and traffic-light outages.

Havasu Falls-Area Flooding Forces 200 Evacuations

Jul 12, 2018 No injuries reported; the popular destination on tribal land is expected to be closed for more than a week.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Jul 12, 2018 Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

Water Managers Meet to Plan for Low Colorado Flow

Jul 12, 2018 Officials say they hope for cohesiveness as they put together a drought contingency plan to be approved by Arizona lawmakers.

Arizona Forests Lift Fire Restrictions, Some Area Closures

Jul 11, 2018 Rain and humidity have calmed conditions that led to the restrictions.

Train Traffic Moving Again Through Arizona Derailment Site

Jul 11, 2018 27 cars derailed Tuesday on a route parallel to I-10 during heavy monsoon rains.

Arizona Must Act Fast to Replace Cross-Border Pipeline, Official Says

Jul 10, 2018 The 8-mile IOI, which spewed raw sewage into the Nogales wash last year, is 25 years past its expected lifespan.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Jul 9, 2018 Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

University Group Launches Water Purification Project for Native American Community

Jul 5, 2018 A local chapter of Engineers Without Borders is building a filtration system to provide clean irrigation water for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

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