Nature and Environment

Havasupai tribal council member named White House environmental justice advisor

Apr 2, 2021 Carletta Tilousi is representing all of Arizona within a council focused on challenging environmental injustices.

New coalition pushes for Arizona to shift to clean energy by 2050

Apr 1, 2021 Dozens of businesses, cities and organizations have joined the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Colorado River tribes aim to establish ‘one unified voice’ in policy talks

Apr 1, 2021 Those reliant on the river’s flows for agricultural, municipal and industrial use are gearing up for years of negotiation over future policies.

No movement on groundwater protection bills

Mar 30, 2021 This year's efforts to bring more regulation to Arizona's groundwater use have failed in the state legislature.

Forest Service opens public comment for horse removal plan

Mar 28, 2021 The Agency has given an eastern Arizona community near Heber until late April to weigh in

Tucson checking contents of recycling bins

Mar 23, 2021 Contaminated materials in the recycling stream are costing the city $30,000 a month

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin

Mar 23, 2021 The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future.

Arizona officials warn of bad 2021 wildfire season

Mar 22, 2021 This year's wildfire season has the potential to be devastating due to widespread drought

"The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy" - Are there universal laws of biology?

Mar 18, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The City of Tucson changes policy on recycling glass; taking a nature hike along Cienega Creek; and a reminder of the positive difference you can make in your own backyard.

Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US

Mar 18, 2021 West will be especially hard hit

Gila topminnow repopulate native waters

Mar 14, 2021 A tiny, endangered native fish is making a comeback in the Santa Cruz River.

State looks to use inmates to help fight wildfires

Mar 11, 2021 Nearly 1 million acres in Arizona burned last year.

Surveys aim to track trash making it into the Santa Cruz River

Mar 10, 2021 The Sonoran Institute is leading an effort to quantify the trash ending up in the river with the hope of eventually reducing it.

Western states chart diverging paths as water shortages loom

Mar 10, 2021 Drought and dwindling supply are creating stress on the western water-sharing system

Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill begins new phase of community outreach

Mar 8, 2021 An old building will make way for new gardens.

Appeals court denies emergency motion for injunction at Oak Flat

Mar 5, 2021 The decision comes as a nonprofit appeals a district court's ruling that denied a preliminary injunction at the proposed mine site.

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