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Atomic Test
The federal government announced this week it has awarded more than $2 billion to people exposed to radiation during the atomic tests near Las Vegas in the 1950s. But it still has not recognized the county that was exposed to the highest levels of radioactive fallout.
March 05, 2015
Much of the nation’s fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in the Southwest. A successful harvest now relies on the convergence of three different arenas: farming, technology and venture capitalism.
March 05, 2015
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
February 17, 2015
ACLU affiliates in Arizona and San Diego filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for failure to produce records of abuse of migrant children in the care of its agencies.
February 12, 2015
Deported youth in Mexico feel angry and forgotten. A group of them wants to be included in the United States debate on immigration reform.
January 19, 2015
Colorado River Delta
A report released Wednesday shows an experimental release of water into the dry Colorado River Delta shows potential for how more regular flows could restore the environment.
December 10, 2014
In the Grand Canyon the Colorado River flows for 296 miles free from dams and other development. Many say the man responsible is Martin Litton, a legendary conservationist and boatman. Litton died Sunday in his California home. He was 97.
December 03, 2014
Data from a mountain lion tracking project in Texas show the population is stable and may be growing. But this project is taking place on private land and most of the test area is owned by ranchers, who historically have no love lost for mountain lions.
October 30, 2014
dam
The U.S. Interior Secretary visited the Glen Canyon Dam Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary. She also had another very important agenda item -- the vulnerability of the Colorado River and its water supply.
September 29, 2014
bridge
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Glen Canyon Dam. This dam and others along the Colorado River provide electricity and drinking water to millions of people across the western United States. But like all dams, from its beginning to present day the massive structure has been mired in controversy.
September 26, 2014

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