Pinenut Mine
Mining companies have recently cut back uranium production around the Grand Canyon National Park because the price has dropped 25 percent in the last year. But this week Energy Fuels announced it will keep mining at one site near the park and stockpile the ore to sell later.
April 25, 2014
Atomic Test
Congress held a field hearing in Kingman on Monday for forgotten "downwinders" — people suffering from cancer caused by the fallout of atomic testing near Las Vegas in the 1950s.
April 15, 2014
A group of paddlers prepare for their first rapid.
Last month a 31-year-old Oregon man died when his kayak capsized on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. He was one of about 7,000 river runners who each year opt to go without a guide.
April 14, 2014
A hearing will be held Monday in Mohave County for “downwinders,” or people exposed to radioactive fallout after nuclear tests in the 1950s near Las Vegas. Many have not yet been compensated by the federal government.
April 14, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency
The federal government settled one of the largest contamination cleanup lawsuits in history Thursday. For many years Anadarko Petroleum tried to pass along billions of dollars in cleanup obligations to its subsidiaries.
April 03, 2014
With last summer’s deadly Yarnell Hill Fire fresh in the fire community’s memory, hundreds of firefighters from around the country will be gathering nearby in Prescott on Saturday to prepare for the next season.
March 07, 2014
Alfalfa Bails
Arizona farmers are irrigating their fields with the diminishing Colorado River. They’re using the water to grow most of the country’s winter vegetables, and even shipping some crops to China.
February 28, 2014
Ultra Violet
Most people are squeamish about the notion of consuming recycled wastewater. But experts say we might have to get used to the idea, given our current drought and the growing population in the Southwest. In Part Two of our series Pipe Dreams, we learn how waste water in Las Vegas gets clean enough to drink.
February 20, 2014
Pat Mulroy
When Pat Mulroy started her career, people called her Nevada’s water witch. Twenty-five years later she’s known as the water czar. The icon leaves behind a huge legacy in Southwest water management and a few tips about how to sustain the Colorado River water supply.
February 13, 2014
The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows worsening drought conditions in New Mexico, California, and Nevada.
January 31, 2014


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