Nature and Environment

Minke whale skeleton comes to Bisbee

Nov 18, 2020 Students with the Bisbee Science Lab will clean and reassemble the whale for display.

2020 delivers setbacks for some long-planned Western water projects

Nov 17, 2020 Long-planned projects have run into roadblocks.

Joe Biden inherits Trump's border wall — and its lawsuits

Nov 16, 2020 Candidate Biden said he would stop construction but never said he would tear down the new border wall.

Voters in tribal lands 'reclaimed' Arizona in this election, advocate says

Nov 12, 2020 Pandemic experience key to getting out the Indigenous vote, activists said.

State shares framework for new surface water quality protections

Nov 9, 2020 The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is working on regulations to fill the gap left by changes to the Clean Water Act.

More Santa Catalina trails and campsites reopen

Nov 2, 2020 The Coronado National Forest continues to evaluate safety conditions at trials and campgrounds in the wake of the Bighorn Fire.

In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon

Oct 30, 2020 In a mountain range too steep to cross, the Department of Homeland Security is spending millions of dollars on five miles of border wall.

DHS marks milestone as wall construction severs wildlife corridors

Oct 29, 2020 New border wall construction is nearly done in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in Arizona.

Indigenous community in Sonora releases record number of sea turtles

Oct 28, 2020 A coordinator said while the pandemic has been hard on the community, less fishing and tourism has been a boon to turtle nesting season.

As Western fires burn, focus narrows on forest management. But it’s easier said than done

Oct 23, 2020 Correcting the mistakes of the past is tougher than it sounds, as managers work to get ahead of coming wildfires and learn from previous ones.

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Oct 22, 2020 Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

Mexico fishermen scoff at governor's suggestion to switch to taxi driving

Oct 21, 2020 The suggestion comes as fishermen in the Sea of Cortez struggle with increasing restrictions meant to protect a highly endangered porpoise.

For the West’s drinking water, wildfire concerns linger long after smoke clears

Oct 21, 2020 For municipal drinking water systems, fires are felt for years after they’re snuffed out.

Homeowners who avoid wildfire damage can find themselves in new flood zone

Oct 20, 2020 Even long after the flames of a wildfire are gone, those who live nearby face a serious increase in the threat of flooding.

In Yellowstone, America's 'first water park,' decades-old blaze marked start of megafire era

Oct 19, 2020 The wildfires ushered in a chapter of massive, frequent blazes as well as a new understanding of the ecological process.

Saguaros destroyed at national park

Oct 16, 2020 The vandalism happened around Oct. 3, rangers say.

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