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Three major chemical companies say they’ve reached a tentative settlement with cities suing them for water contamination linked to PFAS, the human-made chemicals linked to health issues like cancer
Jun. 5, 2023
Bureau of Land Management sign
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced new funding for conservation work, including restoration projects in the southeast part of the state. The BLM has a number of ongoing projects in the area, and will use the funds to move them forward.
Jun. 5, 2023
On Monday, a coalition of House Republicans, including Arizona’s Paul Gosar, signed a letter calling for an investigation into Haaland’s work with the Pueblo Action Alliance, a New Mexico advocacy group opposed to drilling in the Chaco Canyon region.
Jun. 5, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
The Grand Canyon National Park has opened its North Rim to visitors with limited services. The reopening comes as managers institute water conservation measures because of a break in the rim’s water pipeline.
Jun. 2, 2023
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Attorney General Kris Mayes filed suit last week against companies that manufacture PFAS, which have been linked to a number of health problems. Now she is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the so-called forever chemicals.
May. 31, 2023
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management will invest $161 million in ecosystem restoration projects throughout the Western U.S., and some of that money will go to Arizona.
May. 31, 2023
Oak Flat
At a recent hearing in federal court, government attorneys said they were about to re-issue an environmental analysis on a proposed copper mine, but they have moved back that timeline.
May. 30, 2023
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Regulators have begun to focus on chemicals found in things like plastics and firefighting foam, the so-called forever chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems.
May. 29, 2023
Proposed Interstate 11 corridor
A new report claims that construction of Interstate 11 from Nogales to Kingman would put a strain on Arizona’s water supply.
May. 29, 2023
summer cactus
Metro Phoenix residents should continue to pack that sunscreen and water as hot temperatures continue for the work week. The weather forecast shows sunny conditions as the month of June approaches.
May. 28, 2023
A vaquita is trapped in a net
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that illegal fishing for an endangered species in Mexico’s Gulf of California is undermining an international treaty. That could lead the Biden administration to impose a trade embargo.
May. 26, 2023
Interstate 11 map
Conservationists have won the right to challenge the Arizona Department of Transportation’s plans to build Interstate 11. This allows the lawsuit to continue.
May. 26, 2023
checkered flag
The IndyCar Series is experimenting in slower speed races with a highly sustainable new tire whose production leaves a relatively small carbon footprint. The Show trekked out to Eloy and rural Mesa to see how this tire is made.
May. 25, 2023
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The city of Tucson will take less Colorado River water in a new deal forged between municipal leaders and the Bureau of Reclamation.
May. 24, 2023
Raúl Grijalva
Although mining can generate controversy in the West, it also has a long tradition and a legal foundation that goes back for a century and a half. But at least one Arizona congressman would like to update that law.
May. 24, 2023
Chiricahua National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument is one of southern Arizona’s most scenic treasures, but like many such places in the state, it is managed as a national monument, not a park. The U.S. Senate recently took a step to upgrade its status.
May. 24, 2023
Navopatia
Organ pipe cactus are tall columnar cactus with many long, spiny arms that grow up from a short trunk. They are found in Arizona, Sinaloa and Baja California — but they grow at their highest density only in Sonora, in a narrow band along the Gulf of California in the southernmost part of the state.
May. 23, 2023
White House
The Biden administration has fast-tracked a mine in southern Arizona under a rule that could allow the project to proceed with expedited environmental review.
May. 22, 2023
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Mexico’s president has again decreed that some of his infrastructure projects are issues of national security - exempting them from certain transparency and permitting requirements.
May. 19, 2023
grasshopper
If you live in the Valley, chances are you’ve seen many tiny grasshoppers swarming over sidewalks, windows, doors and cars. And they seemingly came out of nowhere.
May. 18, 2023

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