A uranium mine six miles outside Grand Canyon National Park has filled with water from a wet winter. An environmental group and two tribes are concerned with how the company is dealing with it.
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.
As Mexico prepares for a presidential election next year, it has become popular for politicians here to stand up for their fellow country-people.
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.
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.
Bureau of Indian Education schools are failing their students, according to a new federal lawsuit.
President Obama decided not to grant monument status to a large parcel of land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park, a move that would have made permanent the administration’s temporary ban on uranium mining.
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.
President Barack Obama used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act Dec. 28 to declare two national monuments in the southwest -- Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada. Tribal leaders and environmentalists are thrilled to protect the land from mining and artifact looting. But not everyone is happy about the designations.