Environment

garbage truck moving down road
Phoenix’s bulk trash collection is running about three weeks behind schedule because they don’t have enough workers.
Oct. 19, 2022
verde river
The Department of Interior announced that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $200 million for drought resilience projects.
Oct. 19, 2022
Shipping containers on the Arizona-Mexico border
Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to fill gaps in the border wall near Yuma has met with resistance from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Cocopah Tribe. But the state may be planning to put shipping containers on a different stretch.
Oct. 19, 2022
Humpback Chub
The federal government is poisoning a species of fish in an effort to save another one.
Oct. 19, 2022
Hands hold an Apache trout
The Arizona Game and Fish Department hopes to move forward with a project to restore Apache trout in a White Mountain watershed.
Oct. 18, 2022
Aspens change color in Flagstaff
After a wet and stormy weekend in the Valley, Arizona can expect some cooler weather later this week.
Oct. 16, 2022
Kirtland's warbler
A report by 33 leading science and conservation organizations and agencies shows more than half of U.S. bird species are declining. Hardest hit are grassland birds, which are down 34% since 1970.
Oct. 13, 2022
In the past 25 years, California’s most polluted inland lake has grown more polluted and hazardous as it has lost one-third of its water. A new paper suggests that warming trends and water diversion might not be the cause.
More science and innovation news
Oct. 12, 2022
Sky Islands Festival
A two-day festival in northern Sonora this weekend will be the first in the state to celebrate the sky islands region of Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 12, 2022
Saguaro Cactus Forest
It's fall, but the leaves aren’t changing in the Sonoran desert where we live. So what does fall mean in the Southwest?
Oct. 11, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
As winter approaches, the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is preparing to make its seasonal shift to limited operations.
Oct. 8, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Two restoration projects are underway in the Tonto National Forest. The treatments are being done to mitigate the results of a wildfire that occurred over 30 years ago.
Oct. 8, 2022
classroom supplies
Researchers from Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona are collaborating with the Cocopah Indian Tribe to assess environmental health issues at a Head Start and day care facility. Concerns include possible air and water pollution from surrounding areas.
Oct. 6, 2022
Mexican wolf
Federal officials this week released the final revised plan to address illegal killings of the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Oct. 6, 2022
Flagstaff
Arizona's 2022 monsoon season was a wet one, and there's more to come. But ASU's Randy Cerveny warns the trend won't likely carry on into winter.
Oct. 6, 2022
La Sauceda theme park
This week, the Sonoran government started work to restore an abandoned theme park and nearby wetland.
Oct. 4, 2022
snow on rocks
A new study from Colorado State University takes a deep dive into the complex connection between wildfires and snowpack and how it all relates to our diminishing Western water supply.
Oct. 4, 2022
sun shining through a tree
Although there’s a minimal chance for isolated showers Monday and Tuesday, metro Phoenix residents can expect mostly dry and cooler weather later this week.
Oct. 2, 2022
Biosphere 2
University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 offers a living laboratory for studying drought under controlled conditions. Now, research shows scientists can detect airborne chemicals released by plants and possibly use them to track ecological stress.
Sep. 30, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Laundry, camp showers and other services are back to normal at Grand Canyon National Park, which has imposed water conservation measures a number of times this summer.
Sep. 28, 2022

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