Nature and Environment

Bald eagles, eaglets found nesting in arms of saguaro

Apr 16, 2020 Officials said the last known mention of such a site was a 1937 record.

Spring is NOT cancelled: backyard scientists contribute to "Nature's Notebook".

Apr 16, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Being a UA senior in a year without Commencement; how the Campus Pantry is increasing food security for students and staff; and a public health student fights COVID-19 misinformation on behalf of her family in Puerto Rico.

EPA won’t expand pollutant rule — ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

Apr 15, 2020 The agency said it isn't going to toughen air quality standards, which environmentalists say is "totally backwards."

Want to delay your emissions test in Arizona? Only if you're 65+

Apr 14, 2020 ADEQ says they're working to reduce risk during emissions testing, and that clean air helps us all, including those with COVID-19.

Environmentalists sue BLM over grazing in San Pedro conservation area

Apr 10, 2020 Groups say allowing cattle grazing to continue harms the San Pedro's riparian landscape.

Lawsuits challenging border wall funding can move forward, judge rules

Apr 8, 2020 A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled two lawsuits brought by environmental groups will be allowed to continue.

Group suspends efforts to protect endangered vaquita during pandemic

Apr 6, 2020 The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it will resume operations to protect the small porpoise in the Gulf of California as soon as it's safe.

EPA defends plan to ease compliance requirements in face of coronavirus

Apr 2, 2020 Environmentalists have repeated charges that the policy creates a "catch me if you can" situation for polluters.

Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

Apr 1, 2020 A letter to the secretary of the interior says keeping the parks open puts workers and visitors at risk.

Don't count on warm weather to ease coronavirus spread, says biologist

Mar 27, 2020 The virus is still too new and unfamiliar to fully understand.

Navajo access to water compounds response to coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 Many on the Navajo Nation must drive miles for water, groceries and necessities.

Mexican wolf numbers jump 24% from last year

Mar 23, 2020 The Mexican subspecies of the gray wolf was nearly eliminated in the wild by 1970.

Environmental advocates say planned border construction threatens jaguar corridors

Mar 19, 2020 CBP announced plans to build more than 90 miles of border wall in an area advocates say is predominantly remote wilderness.

Your tap water is still safe, say Arizona water agencies

Mar 19, 2020 Answers to FAQs about the safety and supply of water in Arizona amid the pandemic, according to water officials.

Nature Conservancy closes public preserves to limit COVID-19 spread

Mar 18, 2020 Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve are temporarily closed.

As Tumamoc Hill closes, Saguaro National Park stays open, suspending fees and closing visitor centers

Mar 18, 2020 The park is also canceling programs in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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