Environment

Boundary Fire
A stretch of highway between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is closed because of a wildfire burning north of the city. The Arizona Department of Transportation has not said yet when the popular roadway will reopen.
June 09, 2017
Two of the state’s six national forests - the Coronado and the Tonto - have issued stage one fire restrictions meaning no campfires nor smoking outside a car or building.
May 29, 2017
Bears Ears
President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of national monument designations on Wednesday. This includes Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in southern Utah.
April 25, 2017
Smith
An iconic Navajo activist and matriarch has died. Katherine Smith was best known for standing up to the federal government in the 1970s when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move off their land. She died March 29.
April 03, 2017
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

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