Nature and Environment

‘Absolute beautiful place’: Rockin’ River Ranch State Park opens in Camp Verde

Apr 15, 2024 Arizona’s newest state park sits between Phoenix and Flagstaff, at the confluence of West Clear Creek and the Verde River.

The Buzz: Invasive plants and wildfire danger

Apr 12, 2024 Arizona's increasing risk of wildfire and encroaching invasive plants are putting native plants in peril.

By Latinos, for Latinos, Amistades Receives $500,000 grant from EPA for climate justice initiative

Apr 11, 2024 Justicia Juntos or Justice Together, looks to raise awareness and provide education on climate resilience.

EPA takes bold action against PFAS contamination

Apr 10, 2024 New standards promise safer drinking water for millions, marking a significant victory in environmental health

Coronado National Forest launches Cochran Fellowship Program

Apr 9, 2024 Cross-border collaborative training in southeastern Arizona

Arizona’s Clean Tech Boom: $90 billion invested, ‘thousands of jobs created'

Apr 8, 2024 Driving innovation and employment growth in the fight against climate change

Invasive Plant is Causing Concern in the Sonoran Desert

Apr 1, 2024 South African native can flourish in Central and Southern Arizona

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

Mar 30, 2024 The largest uranium producer in the United States is ramping up work at a mine less than 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Once lost to science, these "uncharismatic" animals are having their moment

Mar 29, 2024 Species gain this "lost" status when there hasn't been a trace of them in 10 years, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The Buzz: A longtime City Council member steps down

Mar 29, 2024 Steve Kozachik has been a known quantity on the council for more than a decade. He now leaves for a job that mirrors his past career.

Bishop Weisenburger and Catholic leaders champion environmental justice in panel discussion

Mar 23, 2024 Uniting faith and environmental stewardship to address the moral imperative of climate change.

Federal government allocates $475 million for clean energy projects on mine lands nationwide

Mar 21, 2024 The Morenci and Safford copper mines will recieve some of the funding.

SunZia Transmission Project sparks legal dispute over sacred sites preservation

Mar 14, 2024 The Tohono O’odham Nation and San Carlos Apache Tribe seek to halt construction, citing threats to cultural heritage.

Ten-Minute Dramas returns with "Daughter Putting On Airs".

Mar 14, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA receives a historic donation of WWII memorabilia; visitors to the 2024 Tucson Festival of Books share "A Book I Love"; and an essay about the beauty of Agua Caliente Hill.

I’m taking this way too seriously as an adult: The growth of mountain biking in Arizona

Mar 14, 2024 In two very different stories about one of America's fastest-growing sports, we head to a 24-hour mountain bike relay race. Then we talk to some of the people behind a documentary about spreading mountain biking on the Navajo Nation.

Gila River Indian Community says it doesn't support latest Colorado River sharing proposals

Mar 14, 2024 The tribe is among the most prominent of the 30 federally-recognized tribes that use the Colorado River.

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