The mining industry filed two petitions Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review of a ban on uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
March 10, 2018
Grand Canyon tourists
Nine members of Congress introduced a bill Wednesday that would use revenue from energy produced on federal lands and waters to pay to fix national park infrastructure.
March 07, 2018
Navajo Horses
Navajo Nation officials have declared an emergency drought. At the same time the tribe is grappling with the impacts of wild horses overgrazing on the dry landscape.
February 28, 2018
Cities along the U.S.-Mexico border have a water problem, mostly in keeping enough fresh water available for the region. A conference to be held in late February is intended to address the issue.
February 26, 2018
Arizona representatives will travel to Hermosillo as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, as some new players could be added to the so-called 'megaregion'.
February 12, 2018
In a new poll, Native Americans say a major problem they face is “institutional discrimination.” In Indian Country they call it environmental racism. During World War II and the Cold War, mining companies blasted 30 million tons of uranium out of Navajo land, abandoning more than 500 mines. Since then, many Navajo have died of conditions linked to contamination.
November 20, 2017
Uranium Mine
The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution against the transportation of uranium ore through the city and neighboring communities this week.
November 09, 2017
Katie Lee
Iconic Glen Canyon activist Katie Lee died Wednesday morning. She was 98. Lee grew up in Tucson and moved to Hollywood to become an actress. But in the 1950s, when she took a rafting trip down the Colorado River, she abandoned her acting career for a life of exploring, singing about and fighting fiercely for Glen Canyon and the Colorado River.
November 01, 2017
Grand Canyon tourists
The National Park Service has proposed charging steep entrance fees at 17 of its parks during peak seasons. The money would go toward an $11.3 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
October 25, 2017
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross-border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona.
September 21, 2017


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