Freezing temperatures on thermometer
The Valley of the Sun is being met with uncharacteristically frigid temperatures this week.
Jan. 23, 2023
Oracle State Park dark sky telescope
In growing areas of the planet, sundown no longer brings night and stars, but rather an artificial dusk caused by human light sources. To track light pollution’s global spread, researchers looked beyond space technology and asked citizen scientists to provide some ground truth.
Jan. 20, 2023
Shoppers may start seeing fewer choices and lower quality produce at supermarkets, as federal water cuts take effect.
Jan. 20, 2023
Winter storms in the past week dropped more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff. And additional snowfall is expected with the latest weather system moving in Thursday night.
Jan. 19, 2023
Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs released her budget last week, offering Arizonans a look at some of her priorities for the coming year, and the state’s natural resources were not overlooked.
Jan. 18, 2023
Sunset in Rocky Point
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 13, 2023
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President Joe Biden announced late last year that he intends to create a national monument in southeast Nevada that a number of Arizona tribes find significant.
Jan. 11, 2023
Electric vehicle plug-in
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $42 million plan to make advanced electric vehicle batteries cheaper and more efficient in America. And a Tucson company will take part.
Jan. 11, 2023
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon has been a popular spot for proposed development, including mining operations. An NAU humanities professor has looked into some of those proposals, as well as the kinds of rhetoric and sometimes misinformation that’s been associated with them.
Jan. 11, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
Plastic bottles
A program to collect plastic waste that began last August in Tucson has completed its first phase, and city officials say the results exceeded the program’s initial goals.
Jan. 4, 2023
Los Jagueyes
The Sonoran capital Hermosillo has a new protected area, after the status was made official for wetlands on the western extreme of the city.
Jan. 4, 2023
Navajo Nation
The Center for Biological Diversity and two Navajo activist groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over proposals for three stored hydro projects on the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 4, 2023
vaquita refuge
Mexican officials say they have made progress in protecting the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise by arresting poachers in the uppermost part of the Gulf of California.
Jan. 4, 2023
captiol museum
A coalition of groups gathered at the state capital Tuesday to call attention to environmental quality issues.
Jan. 3, 2023
shipping containers
Contractors hired by the state of Arizona have started dismantling a makeshift border wall made of out shipping containers in Yuma and Cochise counties. Protesters who stopped work in Cochise County say they want to partner with the U.S. Forest Service to ensure the construction doesn't cause more harm.
Jan. 3, 2023
Lake Powell
For years, environmental groups have said that the construction of Glen Canyon Dam put one of the Southwest’s most scenic places under water. Now, some say that Lake Powell’s falling levels present an opportunity to restore that scenery.
Jan. 3, 2023
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
The fiscal omnibus bill approved just before the new year includes nearly $1 billion for protecting the nation’s watersheds. And of that, northern Arizona’s Coconino County will receive $50 million.
Jan. 3, 2023
Arizona Snowbowl
Stormy weather brought more snow to northern Arizona. Skiers and snowboarders headed north should expect to see several inches covering the slopes.
Dec. 30, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
After months of scrutiny from environmentalists, immigration advocates and the U.S. government, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is taking down the shipping containers he had seemingly illegally put up.
Dec. 30, 2022


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