Preparing for an influx of tourists during Semana Santa — or Holy Week — a coastal Sonoran town removed the spines from hundreds of stingrays on its beaches.
Apr. 6, 2023
A polar bear with her young
PFAS are a concerning group of substances known as forever chemicals, because they don’t break down naturally. And a research group has now found that PFAS are present in more than 330 wildlife species around the world.
Apr. 6, 2023
Raúl Grijalva
In a letter to Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas this week, Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva says he wants a committee hearing on a piece of legislation that would prohibit mining at Oak Flat.
Apr. 6, 2023
The Biden administration recently directed the Bureau of Land Management to elevate recreation and conservation to the same level as other land uses, such as mining or grazing.
Apr. 4, 2023
Resembling massive mosquitoes, crane flies are fluttering about in the Valley. But they aren’t bloodsuckers.
Apr. 4, 2023
bee on flower
Conservationists have battled for years with the Environmental Protection Agency over lax regulation of a pesticide that is highly toxic to bees. A number of agricultural states have sued the EPA over the use of sulfoxaflor, which is toxic to bees and other pollinators.
Apr. 3, 2023
Lukachukai Mountains
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a former uranium mining area on the Navajo Nation to the Superfund National Priorities List.
Apr. 3, 2023
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has announced a comment period for a proposed rule that would set preservation on equal footing with other uses.
Apr. 3, 2023
An aerial view of Phoenix
Residents across the state may need to brace for some upcoming windy weather. A storm system is expected to move into Arizona on Monday and then sweep across the Four Corners area by Tuesday.
Apr. 2, 2023
Lake Pleasant
Authorities are warning boaters who use Lake Pleasant to beware of unseen debris in the water. Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said recent storms have washed scrub brush and even tree trunks into the lake.
Apr. 1, 2023
A renewed effort to prevent wildlife extinction has been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate. The $1.4 billion dollar legislation would direct tens of millions to conservation of species in Arizona.
Mar. 31, 2023
Dakota Access Pipeline protest downtown Phoenix
A growing number of states have passed laws creating stiffer penalties for protesting at what’s called critical infrastructure sites — places like oil and gas facilities, railroads and power plants. Utah just became the 19th state to pass such a law.
Mar. 30, 2023
The U.S. Capitol
A far-reaching bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would roll back environmental review processes for mining operations and other natural resource drilling.
Mar. 29, 2023
vaquita mural
An international body that regulates the trade of protected plants and animals has imposed sanctions on Mexico. The country had failed to deliver a satisfactory plan to protect the world’s most endangered marine mammal — a small porpoise that lives only in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California.
Mar. 29, 2023
A map of the Southwest
Saguaro Land is a series from The Show looking at the Sonoran Desert — the lushest, hottest desert in the world that happens to be our home. The stories will examine the desert season by season, through music, art, literature, food, drink, flora and fauna — and maps, starting with a look at where exactly the Sonoran Desert is.
Mar. 29, 2023
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management oversees about 245 million acres for a variety of uses. Critics say the agency typically favors industry and agriculture, but the agency recently signaled it may shift in a new direction.
Mar. 28, 2023
Tempe Town Lake
Water recreation enthusiasts in the Valley can now resume activities at Tempe Town Lake. The city announced the amount of brackish water containing debris that was released by Salt River Project (SRP) into the lake has decreased.
Mar. 27, 2023
KJZZ logo generic card
Last year, President Biden announced that he intended to create a national monument in southeast Nevada, and last week he fulfilled that pledge.
Mar. 27, 2023
Lake Mead
As Arizona faces challenges related to water shortages, the need to educate residents about conserving water grows more significant. In April, the Arizona Department of Water Resources intends to hold its first-ever Water Awareness Festival to educate and engage with the public about water conservation.
Mar. 25, 2023
Oak Flat
When President Joe Biden took office, his administration acted quickly to unpublish an environmental report that gave the green light to a proposed copper mine in the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest. But it may soon republish the report.
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Mar. 23, 2023


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