A former chief of the U.S Bureau of Reclamation is advocating doing away with that agency which has built dams across the nation for more than a century.
A Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow volunteers to hunt bison at the Grand Canyon. Park officials say the herd has grown too big.
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
A coalition of government, industry and citizen groups are meeting Monday in Colorado to discuss air quality in the four corners region. The discussion will include new federal requirements on ozone emissions.
Three community projects focused on drip irrigation, teacher education and recycling organizations are receiving support from the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican border city of Juárez.
Access to safe drinking water will be the subject of a hearing Friday by an international human rights commission in Washington, D.C. Among the participants are representatives from the Navajo Nation.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to release captive wolves and pups into the wild despite opposition from state officials in New Mexico.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced legislation Monday that would preserve and restore sacred lands, the watershed and the environment north and south of Grand Canyon National Park. The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
The Valles Caldera National Preserve, a 13 mile-wide depression northwest of Santa Fe, was formed more than a million years ago by what scientists call a supervolcano. Secretary Jewell's visit comes one week after it was added to the National Park System.
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like "toilet to tap" recycling.