Grand Canyon National Park
A monsoon storm recently knocked out power and disrupted water delivery at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, but power has been restored and water conservation measures have been lifted.
Jul. 11, 2022
concrete blocks
Mexico is set to begin placing concrete blocks around a protected area in the uppermost part of the Gulf of California. It’s part of an effort to keep fishing nets out of the habitat of the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise.
Jul. 6, 2022
Raúl Grijalva
Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva is the latest recipient of the Wilderness Society’s Ansel Adams award.
Jul. 5, 2022
desert tortoise
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has about 200 desert tortoises available for adoption. These tortoises have been surrendered to the department, some confiscated from illegal breeders, and cannot be returned to the wild.
Jul. 2, 2022
Rio Sonora Valley
This August will mark eight years since a spill at a copper mine in Sonora sent millions of gallons of toxic waste into the Rio Sonora. But residents say they are just beginning to see progress in addressing the damage.
Jul. 1, 2022
A change in policy by the Biden administration to give tribal voices more of a seat at the table has led to a controversy about proposed changes at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.
Jul. 1, 2022
The Arizona State Parks department is updating its reservation system for its nearly 3 million annual visitors.
Jun. 30, 2022
Grand Canyon North Rim
A monsoon storm has disrupted water delivery at the Grand Canyon, forcing the National Park to take emergency conservation measures.
Jun. 28, 2022
Oak Flat
The San Carlos Apache tribe has issued a statement following last week’s rejection of a challenge to the Resolution Copper mine located about 60 miles east of Phoenix in Tonto National Forest.
Jun. 28, 2022
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe residents are being asked to help set future priorities for the city through an online survey open through July 1.
Jun. 28, 2022
Flagstaff Arizona sign Fort Valley Road
Thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and Thursday in northern Arizona. The heavy rain may hit burn scar areas in the San Francisco Peaks and the Yavapai County Mountains.
Jun. 28, 2022
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness in Arizona
Every couple of years, the Bureau of Land Management asks for public input on lands that might be landlocked or hard to reach, but the latest window for public comment is about to close.
Jun. 27, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park had four and a half million visitors last year, which helped boost the northern Arizona economy. A National Park Service report shows that visitors spent more than $710 million last year in the Canyon’s gateway communities.
Jun. 27, 2022
sea turtle
Seven species of sea turtles swim the world’s oceans, nearly all of them threatened or endangered by climate change, poaching and entanglement in fishing gear, among other threats. Five of those turtle species make their way into Mexico’s Gulf of California, where a family in the small Sonoran fishing town of Kino Bay is working to protect the turtles that reach its coasts.
Jun. 26, 2022
Payson sign
Researchers say too much fuel in the forest can lead to bigger and hotter wildfires. So a coalition of government agencies and private interests are working to thin the forest near Payson. With wildfires burning throughout the state, it’s easy to forget that fire is part of nature.
Jun. 22, 2022
A female Mexican gray wolf in Saguaro National Park
A program to reintroduce Mexican gray wolves into the wild has been controversial, and new reporting in the Intercept finds abuse in the system to compensate ranchers whose livestock were killed by wolves.
Jun. 22, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking input on lands access.
Jun. 21, 2022
Lees Ferry
Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced last week that Arizona will receive more than $5 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Jun. 20, 2022
Colorado River in Yuma
Dams serve a variety of purposes, from energy generation to flood control. But new research on China’s Yellow River suggests dams actually can raise flood risk by altering the makeup and structure of lowland riverbeds.
Jun. 17, 2022
Monsoon season is just beginning, but mosquitoes are already carrying the West Nile virus.
Jun. 17, 2022


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