Tonto National Forest
Tonto National Forest is proposing to charge fees at a number of popular recreation sites.
Mar. 28, 2022
Glen Canyon Dam
Climate change is quickly drying up Arizona’s two big reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead. As water levels plummet, the environmental effects are already being felt across the Southwest. But Tony Davis reports there’s another looming problem the low levels will cause: power supply.
Mar. 28, 2022
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed the presence of golden algae blooms in some Salt River chain lakes: Saguaro, Canyon and Apache.
Mar. 28, 2022
desalination equipment
Earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a $1 billion desalination project to ease Arizona’s water issues. Seth Seigel is an author who studied Israel’s use of desalination and other methods to solve its own water issues. He told PBS’s “Arizona Horizon” that desalination is helpful, but not a solution on its own.
More Arizona water news
Mar. 26, 2022
wood that has been infested by bark beetles
The Prescott National Forest will undergo thinning operations with hopes of squashing one pest that’s plagued the area for years.
Mar. 25, 2022
Experts have long expressed concern about the feedback loop between a warming climate and greenhouse gases released from melting permafrost. Now a new study suggests mountain permafrost might melt even faster than frozen ground in northern climes.
Mar. 25, 2022
Tonto National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service released a final environmental impact statement and draft record for the Tonto National Forest plan. The plan creates management guidelines for the forest for the next 15 years.
Mar. 25, 2022
longfin dace
During the last couple of years, Pima County has revived a stretch of the once-dry Santa Cruz River. The revival continues with the return of a native fish.
Mar. 23, 2022
Colorado River
The chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes is in Washington, D.C., this week to testify for a bill that would allow her tribe to lease its water to other parts of Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2022
prescott national forest
The Prescott National Forest is looking for volunteers to help build a new trail this weekend. Forest officials have set aside Saturday, March 26, for willing volunteers to lend a hand in constructing the Copper Chief Trail #535.
Mar. 22, 2022
The amount of water in the lake is not only being affected from lower water levels at the top but also being limited from the floor below.
Mar. 21, 2022
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The White Mesa Mill in southern Utah is the last functioning uranium facility in the U.S., but with the price of uranium down, it has been transformed into a waste disposal site.
Mar. 15, 2022
Welcome to Maryvale village sign
The Maryvale neighborhood in west Phoenix is one of the area’s most diverse communities. It also has a history of toxic pollution, going back as far as the 1980s, when several cases of leukemia in children were discovered.
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Mar. 11, 2022
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North America offers plenty of plants to safely eat. And in Jimmy Fike's new book, "Edible Plants: A Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of North America," he details over 100 of them.
Mar. 8, 2022
Jace Miller's tractor
Persistent drought and rising temperatures have meant less water in the Colorado River system, which is relied on by 40 million Americans. But to this point, farmers in Pinal County have felt the effects much more acutely than others.
More about water on the Arizona podcast series InHospitable
Mar. 6, 2022
Gila National Forest cattle
There are feral cattle roaming the Gila National Forest, near the Arizona-New Mexico border. And the federal government has decided the best way to handle that is to shoot the cattle from the air.
Mar. 2, 2022
Deb Haaland
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland was in the Valley last week to talk about a variety of water-related topics, and she dropped in for a visit to the Rio Salado Audubon Center. During her trip to the Valley, Haaland talked about funding for Indian water settlements and the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Feb. 28, 2022
Anubis  the wolf
The Mexican gray wolf is a protected species, but a pair of recent shooting attacks in the Southwest highlights just how frail the wolf’s numbers are. Federal officials are investigating the shootings of two high-profile Mexican gray wolves just weeks apart in northern Arizona and New Mexico.
More stories from the Fronteras Desk
Feb. 28, 2022
solar panels
Legislative advocates for solar power in Arizona are looking to the federal government for funding, in the form of a $500 million solar energy investment bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last year.
Feb. 26, 2022
 Arizona Trail
The Arizona Trail runs about 800 miles from Mexico to the Utah border, and the Legislature may make the process of hiking it a little more pleasant.
Feb. 23, 2022


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