Nature and Environment

Borderlands groups submit list of wall sections prioritized for removal

Mar 5, 2021 One of the most comprehensive outlines so far lists roughly 70 miles of wall segments across the Borderlands.

Arizona seeks to create surface water protections after Clean Water Act rollback

Mar 5, 2021 The legislation aims to fill the gap left by the rollback of federal protections, but not everyone is pleased with the current proposal.

In rapidly warming Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

Mar 3, 2021 A new round of talks could define how the river system adapts to a changing climate for the next generation.

Forest Service rescinds environmental review for Resolution Copper proposed mine

Mar 2, 2021 It is unclear how the withdrawn final environmental impact statement will impact Oak Flat or the land swap.

Grand Canyon Protection Act passes House

Feb 26, 2021 The bill would permanently protect the region around the national park from new mining claims.

Customs and Border Protection says wall workers winding down construction

Feb 25, 2021 After environmental groups released footage showing construction trucks at work, agency says contractors are only securing site.

Economics drives glass recycling

Feb 25, 2021 Tucson keeps its used glass local.

Apache Stronghold files emergency appeal in Oak Flat case

Feb 24, 2021 As the expected date of the land swap approaches, a nonprofit fights to save an Apache religious site from becoming a copper mine.

Conversation with health expert in the Navajo Nation about COVID-19

Feb 24, 2021 The head of the Navajo Department of Health also talks about her experiences advising then President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19.

Arizona changes 'use it or lose it' water law

Feb 23, 2021 A bill signed last week allows water users to voluntarily conserve water without risking loss of the rights to it.

Ducey “implores” Biden to allow oil leases on federal land

Feb 22, 2021 The governor joined 16 other Republican governors asking for an end to an executive order.

Apache Stronghold files appeal in fight over Oak Flat

Feb 19, 2021 A law firm with an undefeated record in the U.S. Supreme Court will be representing the group in the religious liberties case.

PFAS contamination draws local, national cleanup efforts

Feb 19, 2021 The so-called “forever chemicals” accumulate in bodies and can have numerous health impacts.

Weather may delay weekend vaccinations

Feb 17, 2021 Banner, Pinal County, promise enough doses for today and Thursday

Federal judge issues order, not stopping mining effort at Oak Flat

Feb 15, 2021 By not granting the preliminary injunction, the land swap between the U.S. Forest Service and Resolution Copper will proceed.

Conservation group: Border wall construction continues

Feb 12, 2021 The Center for Biological Diversity says construction is continuing in spite of the President's order to stop it.

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