Nature and Environment

Supreme Court Won't Hear Bid to Overturn Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

Oct 2, 2018 The court refuses to hear a challenge to a the 2012 prohibition of new mines in the area.

Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

Sep 26, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Origins of Tucson street names; walking The Arizona Trail inspires poetry; and "The Great American Read" in Saddlebrooke.

Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Sep 26, 2018 Author writes 43 passages on more than 800 miles

Oro Valley Residents Concerned About Possible Land Annexation

Sep 26, 2018 Mayor says that development is necessary for growth.

Will Water Return to Tucson's Washes?

Sep 25, 2018 A group hopes to restore running water to the city's watershed.

Prospective Owner, Operator of Navajo Coal Plant End Pursuit

Sep 21, 2018 The companies said they could not get anyone to commit to buying power from the plant.

Cochise County to Hold Town Hall on Sewage Concerns

Sep 20, 2018 Vaccination clinic also set to prevent infection

Coronado National Forest Finalizes New Management Plan

Sep 19, 2018 The plan covers activities including mining, ranching and recreation in the roughly 2-million-acre forest.

Interior Secretary to Lead Volunteer Project at Grand Canyon

Sep 18, 2018 Secretary Zinke's visit is intended to highlight maintenance projects at the park.

Cochise County Declares State of Emergency Over Sewage Spill

Sep 18, 2018 Supervisors want state, federal governments to find a solution to the "international border situation."

Report: Two Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead

Sep 17, 2018 The deaths of the wolves, one in Arizona and one in New Mexico, are under investigation.

Commission Keeping Tabs on Heavy Metals in Santa Cruz River

Sep 12, 2018 Heavy metals from plants in Mexico are getting into the sewer system and, eventually, parts of the river in Arizona.

What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon

Sep 12, 2018 As levels on Lake Powell and the Colorado River drop, do proposals to reimagine Glen Canyon Dam stand a chance?

Heat Deaths Climb in Phoenix, But Not in Tucson

Sep 10, 2018 Experts say Maricopa County is warmer due to an "urban heat island" effect.

The Ronny Chieng Explosion

Sep 6, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why candidates may be changing messaging before the general election; kindness in action on the UA campus; and helping hands for nature.

A Helping Hand for Nature

Sep 6, 2018 Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge volunteer time and effort.

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