Nature and Environment

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.

Gov. Hobbs says she would veto Republican water bill

Mar 13, 2024 Hobbs said the bill would bill would favor corporations, hurt small farmers.

Balancing Act: The proposed Public Lands Rule aims to transform Bureau of Land Management’s stewardship

Mar 11, 2024 The new rule seeks to redefine priorities and practices at the nation’s largest land manager

Saudi company quits pumping in Butler Valley Basin, but still has other land holdings

Mar 7, 2024 Canceled and not renewed leases make up roughly one-third of Fondomonte's owned and leased land.

The life and loves of virtuoso Maria Callas explored in the play "Master Class".

Mar 6, 2024 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The International Uranium Film Festival returns to Tucson; the comedy of Elliot Glicksman; and "Stories That Soar!" looks at how children cope with depression.

Annual survey highlights positive trends in Mexican Wolf population recovery

Mar 6, 2024 Conservation efforts show encouraging results with cross-fostering and breeding initiatives

Bureau of Reclamation announces new water conservation agreements

Mar 6, 2024 Looks to conserve 3 million-acre-feet of Colorado River water through 2026

The Buzz: What happens when Washington comes to town?

Feb 23, 2024 The Buzz rides along as a federal advisor goes on a tour with city officials.

Arizona secures $10.3 million investment for ecosystem restoration

Feb 22, 2024 The federal investment strengthens conservation efforts and combats invasive threats

Santa Cruz County greenlights consultant for Hermosa Mine Project, sparks debate on environmental priorities

Feb 20, 2024 Stephanie Smith’s appointment calls for a pause, demanding a thorough evaluation of Hermosa Mine’s community and environmental impact

Diverse community comes together to clean up rural highway

Feb 20, 2024 Every year people of different ideologies come together in Southern Arizona for the highway cleanup from Three Points, through the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and to Sasabe and the always changing border.

Federal energy regulators deny permits for a controversial project on the Navajo Nation

Feb 19, 2024 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it was establishing a new policy about cooperation with Tribes.

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