Nature and Environment

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

Mar 5, 2020 With the recent closure of the Navajo Generating Station, Navajo leaders are looking to jump start the tribal economy by partnering with Los Angeles.

January 2020 was warmest January in 141 years of records, NOAA says

Feb 28, 2020 The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016, the agency said.

As Western coal plants close, what happens to their water?

Feb 27, 2020 Closures looming, communities are starting to discuss how this newly freed up water should be put to use.

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.

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