Environment

uranium mine
The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer — conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born today.
April 18, 2016
Nearly a dozen Texas cities, counties, hospital and school districts are facing the possibility of a bond credit downgrade in the coming months. That's because these local institutions rely on energy-related tax revenue, which has fallen precipitously. And the possibility of bond downgrades is a threat facing other energy-producing states in the southwest.
April 14, 2016
New Mexico's governor Susana Martinez announced on Monday that the state is ready to launch multiple infrastructure projects with funds from a $74 million dollar settlement with the Department of Energy.
April 05, 2016
mine spill
Just in time for boating season, EPA officials said Thursday the Animas and San Juan Rivers are safe for recreation. That’s after the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of mine waste last summer.
March 25, 2016
Lake Powell
The Colorado River and other Western river levels are expected to drop as much as 27 percent during the 21st century. That’s according to a climate change report released on World Water Day (March 22) by the Interior Department.
March 24, 2016
Klee Benally
The Flagstaff City Council decided they needed more time to settle a lawsuit with the Hopi Tribe over the use of reclaimed wastewater on a mountain the Hopi and a dozen other tribes consider sacred.
March 10, 2016
water
Now the public can find out if their drinking water is safe with the help of an app. The EPA has developed a new tool that maps U.S. watersheds online.
March 07, 2016
bull
As the militant standoff over federal control comes to a head in Oregon, we turn our attention to another federal land dispute. This one in Arizona, where lawmakers have proposed a national monument on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Ranchers are worried about losing their grazing rights.
February 03, 2016
confluence
The federal Office of Inspector General released a report Jan. 12 confirming that National Park Service employees in the Grand Canyon preyed on their female coworkers demanding sex, and punishing women who refused. The report was prompted by a 2014 complaint by 13 employees alleging a long-term pattern of abuse on river trips. Now some of those victims are speaking out.
January 14, 2016
shoveling snow
The National Weather Service has forecasted as much as two feet of snow for northern Arizona by Friday. The snowpack is good news for Flagstaff’s water supply.
January 06, 2016

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