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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.