The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.
Seven archaeology groups in the Southwest have asked the new Interior secretary to support the Bears Ears national monument designation. Utah lawmakers are calling for an elimination of the monument.
President Donald Trump said he’ll renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned. That includes some U.S. energy executives, though energy was excluded from NAFTA.
A new study shows climate change will have a bigger impact on the Colorado River than previously thought. Forty million people in seven states and part of Mexico rely on the Colorado River for water.
U.S.-Mexico Intelligence cooperation has become closer on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico. The country is trying to fashion a response to a suite of economic threats issued by the new U.S. administration. And security is one serious chip to play.
This week, an Arizona power company announced that it would shut down a northern Arizona coal-fired power plant in three years. That’s 25 years earlier than the Navajo Nation anticipated. While environmentalists celebrate the closure, hundreds of Navajo people who rely on those jobs are devastated.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world united with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest continues as President Donald Trump advances development. The movement has brought a megaphone to the battle between what tribes believe to be sacred and what westerners consider fair game all across the United States. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk Correspondent Laurel Morales spent months digging deeper into this pervasive issue here in the Southwest to produce this series Earth+Bone.
For many in the U.S., a good Super Bowl party comes with a tasty “super-bowl” of guacamole. But its main ingredient, the avocado, is at the center of a trade dispute between the US and Mexico that’s recently caused tons of the creamy fruit to be turned back at the border.
Bureau of Indian Education schools are failing their students, according to a new federal lawsuit.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called for more collaborative action to protect communities from wildfire and better prepare firefighters. She travels to the National Interagency Fire Center in Idaho today.