Environment

prescott national forest
Scientists have known for years that old growth trees can benefit ecosystems and resist wildfire, but the Forest Service does not have regulations in place to protect them. The Biden administration has proposed a rule change that could address that.
May. 2, 2023
California Condor
In the 1980s, California condors were on the brink of extinction, reduced to just 22 birds. There are now hundreds in the wild, after a captive-breeding program and a decades-long restoration effort. But 20 of the birds in northern Arizona and southern Utah have died of avian flu since March.
May. 1, 2023
heat hiking sign
Triple-digit weather has arrived in Phoenix. The Valley hit 102 on Sunday, which tied a record high set in 1943, according to the National Weather Service.
Apr. 29, 2023
As efforts to conserve the region’s most precious resource continue, agencies like Central Arizona Project fund cloud seeding projects in upper Colorado basin states with the goal of increasing snowpack that will melt into the Colorado River and flow into the Grand Canyon state.
Apr. 28, 2023
wild horse along the Salt River
The Center for Biological Diversity and other ecological groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service for failing to protect the Lower Salt River Recreation Area from hundreds of wild horses, which they say threaten the habitats of endangered species.
Apr. 28, 2023
Glowing pink cosmic dust
The Show spoke with Marcia Rieke, a University of Arizona professor and principal investigator on the James Webb Space Telescope, on how she's wrapping her head around everything being sent back.
Apr. 28, 2023
The Grand Canyon Trust wants to help young tribal members with ties to the region experience their homeland on a nine-day trip down the Colorado River.
Apr. 26, 2023
Martha Williams
Scientists and conservationists have challenged the appointment of President Joe Biden’s director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an attorney who spent decades with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Apr. 26, 2023
The Desert Botanical Garden is asking for the public's help gathering information about Arizona’s iconic saguaro cactuses. The garden will hold its second annual Saguaro Census throughout the month of May, and anyone with a smartphone can help.
Apr. 26, 2023
Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains.
Madrean Sky Islands are some of the most biodiverse and environmentally unique regions in the world and a haven for scientists studying the ways plants and animals evolve to their surroundings.
Apr. 26, 2023
Lake Mead tower
The West’s wet winter has changed the region’s water forecasts, at least in the short term. But Joanna Allhands argues we still need longer-term solutions to deal with the Colorado River.
Apr. 26, 2023
prescribed burn
Prescribed burn operations have begun in Tonto National Forest, in southern Arizona near Sonoita, and in Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff.
Apr. 25, 2023
Canyon Creek fish hatchery
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials have added Canyon Creek in northern Arizona to its list of Aquatic Invasive Species Affected Waters. As a result, anglers and others who recreate there face new directives.
Apr. 25, 2023
Arizona wildflowers Mexican poppies and lupine
It’s been a colorful spring so far across much of Arizona, as our wet winter has led to wildflower superblooms. But, some of those blooms are also producing pollen, which is not great news for allergy sufferers.
Apr. 24, 2023
KJZZ logo generic card
Navajo Nation officials ordered evacuations Sunday for some residents of Chinle after floodwaters filled washes and overflowed berms and dirt dams. They said many residents are refusing to leave, however, because they want to protect their property and livestock.
Apr. 24, 2023
The sun over Phoenix
Sunny skies are in the forecast for the Phoenix area, with temperatures expected to be in the low 90s early this week.
Apr. 23, 2023
Coronado National Forest
In the Coronado National Forest, recreational shooting has now been suspended permanently on the eastern side of Huachuca Mountains. The ban has been instituted due to health and safety conflicts for forest users and those participating in shooting activities.
Apr. 23, 2023
A blister beetle
Crane flies and mosquitoes have received a lot of news attention lately, but have you ever heard of blister beetles? Arizona State University researcher Andrew Johnston said the insect is native to Arizona and can cause a poison ivy-like blister should one land on your skin and you swat it.
Apr. 23, 2023
A new scientific art exhibit titled, “The Things We Did Not Measure” opens in the Valley this weekend. It’s the brainchild of Arizona State University graduate students Tyler Murdock and Meredith Johnson who are part of the same insect research group on campus.
Apr. 21, 2023
Tesla Model 3
Emily Hersh is the founder and CEO of Luna Lithium, a lithium exploration company that’s focused on mining lithium in Nevada. The Show spoke with her about where the lithium industry currently stands and some recent moves to nationalize the lithium and extraction industry.
Apr. 20, 2023

Pages

Subscribe to Environment