Nature and Environment

Conservation groups challenge U.S. Army, USFWS over harm to San Pedro River

Dec 4, 2019 Conservationists say Fort Huachuca covered up an internal report on its groundwater pumping effects.

Rep. Grijalva attends UN climate change summit

Dec 2, 2019 A dozen House Democrats are in Madrid for an international climate change meeting this week.

Former San Carlos Apache Tribe chair walking to traditional lands to protest copper mine

Nov 26, 2019 Wendsler Nosie Sr. is going to live near Oak Flat east of Phoenix to oppose the construction of the Resolution Copper Mine.

Poll finds division and common ground in what Arizonans care about

Nov 25, 2019 State residents placed issues like water and education among their highest priorities.

Biosphere 2 drought study continues

Nov 22, 2019 The water was shut off to the rainforest biome for a multiweek measurement of dry conditions.

Historically left out, Colorado River tribes call for more sway in Western water talks

Nov 22, 2019 With the drought plan done, some tribal leaders say their water rights can’t be ignored any longer.

How to ID a Bee.

Nov 20, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A closer look at how Tucson neighborhoods voted in the last local election; The 89-90 Trip: Day Three begins in Panguitch, Utah; and "Tilly the Trickster" at the Live Theatre Workshop.

East side development renews concerns about water and growth

Nov 20, 2019 Members of the City Council say it's time for the state to pitch in with CAP water.

Study: Arizona military base will be hardest hit by climate change

Nov 14, 2019 Bases in the state could see an increasing number of dangerously hot days, the study says.

New analysis spells out serious legal risk to Colorado River water users

Nov 14, 2019 As climate change continues to sap the river’s water, some users face serious legal risks to their supplies.

Getting "Down to Eartha".

Nov 13, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Hear a "StoryCorps: One Small Step" conversation from Kansas City; "The 89-90 Trip" heads to Flagstaff; and learning to read the secrets of the trees.

How the Center for Biological Diversity grew in its fight against the 'status quo'

Nov 12, 2019 The Tucson-based conservation group has become one of the most influential in the country.

Revived stretch of Santa Cruz River provides oasis for wildlife

Nov 7, 2019 Dragonflies, toads and birds are just some of the wildlife showing up since the project started releasing treated wastewater in June.

Global scientist coalition delivers climate warning

Nov 6, 2019 An article predicts "untold human suffering" unless deep and lasting shifts are made.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

Oct 30, 2019 The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Scientists recognize new fish in northern Mexico

Oct 30, 2019 The Rio Concepcion topminnow is related to the Gila topminnow.

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