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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
PFAS are a group of widely-used, human-made chemicals that have been linked to health issues like cancer. Now, the Department of Defense is green-lighting investigations into sites that have been exposed to contamination.
Feb. 12, 2024
Tribal member with headdress and staff at podium
Calling it an unlawful "land grab,'' the top Arizona legislative Republicans filed suit Monday against President Joe Biden over his decision last year to designate nearly 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon as a national monument.
Feb. 12, 2024
Sun on a blue sky framed by trees
After bracing cold and rainy weather recently, Valley residents will experience dryer and warmer conditions this week. The National Weather Service based in Phoenix forecasts highs will reach the mid 60s tomorrow and increase as the week progresses.
Feb. 11, 2024
a desert bighorn sheep ram
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal killing of a desert bighorn sheep. The ram’s carcass was found near Gila Bend, close to a farm field. Authorities believe it was killed out of season — around Jan. 13.
Feb. 10, 2024
The Old San Carlos Memorial is located in Peridot on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Annually organized by the nonprofit Apache Stronghold, this 48-mile, multi-day spiritual journey starting from the San Carlos Apache Reservation celebrates a decade, as tribal communities continue to oppose a massive copper mining project proposed on land deep within the Tonto National Forest.
Feb. 10, 2024
Copper and other minerals like it are used in everything from motors and cellphones to solar fields and electric vehicles. Now, domestic production is ramping up in an effort the Biden administration says will help meet green energy goals.
‘March to Oak Flat’ is still trekking along a decade later
Feb. 9, 2024
Man opens umbrella
The WM Phoenix Open bills itself as one of the most sustainable in sports for its "zero-waste" edict. But watering all that grass during a Western mega-drought has been a challenge that all Arizona golf courses are facing.
Feb. 9, 2024
Anchors in rock
The Climbing Association of Southern Arizona is one of several groups speaking out against a November draft policy from the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service that could prohibit anchor bolts in wilderness areas.
Feb. 8, 2024
davis monthan air force base
The Department of Defense will help fund investigations for two sites in the Tucson area thought to be connected to groundwater contamination issues that have plagued parts of the city for years.
Feb. 7, 2024
A conservation group with cameras set up along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands say they’ve confirmed new jaguar sightings there — marking the latest in a handful of sightings over the last few years.
Feb. 6, 2024
The Delbert Anderson Quartet performing at the ASU Kerr facility, north of Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Drawing inspiration from Diné melodies old and new, the Delbert Anderson Quartet brought its jazz, funk and groove-infused selections to Scottsdale on Saturday night.
Feb. 6, 2024
ASU sign
Arizona State University will lead the new Southwest Sustainability Innovation Engine, a multi-institutional effort to research and invent technologies that confront regional climate change and spur economic development.
Feb. 1, 2024
A table with several serving containers full of green salsa, chilaquiles, pico de gallo, and individual containers of chorizo with cheese. A sign on the table reads 'Irma's Kitchen.'
The city of Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit Waste Not, the National Resource Defense Council and local chef Chris Lenza have teamed up on a project to reduce food waste.
Jan. 31, 2024
A nuclear bomb being tested in Nevada in 1957.
The Show spoke with Sherrie Hanna, an Arizona downwinder advocate, about what it means for her and her community that the newest NDAA did not include extended coverage for people who are considered "downwinders."
Jan. 31, 2024
cattle in a field
Cattle ranching helped shape rural Arizona into what it is today. Researchers say that cattle have emerged as a major driver of climate change. Conservationists say it’s time to re-examine grazing on public lands.
Jan. 31, 2024
Pinyon Plain Mine
For the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey is considering potential harms to tribes from mining uranium in northern Arizona.
Jan. 30, 2024
verde river
The Rockin’ River Ranch will include picnic areas, six hiking trails that also allow for biking, horseback riding and fishing along the Verde River.
Jan. 30, 2024
Display of Arizona minerals
The Show spoke with Jim Nintzel, a member of the Report for America corps serving as government and political impact reporter for the online Tucson Sentinel, about the upcoming Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Jan. 30, 2024
Paradise Valley District school buses
Schools in the Tucson Unified School District and those in Flowing Wells nearby will receive buses as part of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program.
Jan. 29, 2024
Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) rendering
The Show spoke with Chris Hakkenberg, assistant research professor at Northern Arizona University, about his work studying forest health and biodiversity with a space laser.
Jan. 29, 2024

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