Environment

The Wallow Fire burns in the distance.
A wet winter means fire season is expected to start later than usual in Arizona’s mountains. But southern Arizona is a different story.
March 30, 2017
Firefighter
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.
March 27, 2017
Canyon Mine
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.
March 20, 2017
Yellowman
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.
March 08, 2017
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.
March 01, 2017
Colorado River
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.
February 21, 2017
Marlene Fowler
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.
February 16, 2017
Save The Confluence Group
A developer claims a tourist attraction on the Navajo side of the Grand Canyon would create 3,000 jobs. But four tribes consider the location holy ground. It's called the confluence - the place where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers meet.
February 14, 2017
Baby Sue
Each year millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon drive by Red Butte without taking much notice. But, for the Havasupai, the hill is central to their belief system. The tribe says a nearby uranium mine threatens this sacred place and its drinking water.
February 09, 2017
Yellowman
On one of former President Barack Obama’s last days in office he used his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres surrounding a pair of buttes in southern Utah called Bears Ears. Some lawmakers are lobbying for President Trump to reverse the designation under the rallying cry of “Trump the monument.”
February 08, 2017

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