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
Bullhead City, Arizona
Tier 2 water restrictions will be in place for Bullhead City starting Jan. 1. The city’s code enforcement group will monitor water use activity.
Dec. 29, 2022
Sonoran pronghorn
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has relocated six endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope from Arizona to Sonora as part of a collaborative breeding program meant to rebuild a healthy population of the species.
Dec. 29, 2022
Christmas Bird Count
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 25, 2022
Monsoon clouds over Phoenix
This year’s monsoon season improved the short-term drought situation in Arizona. State climatologist Erinanne Saffell says it was a stark change from the much drier conditions in 2020.
Dec. 22, 2022
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Park Ranger Pam Tripp will talk about the early days of the Park Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
Dec. 21, 2022
Mark Kelly
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming have introduced the Legacy Mine Cleanup Act.
Dec. 21, 2022
Lauren Gilger family Christmas tree search northern Arizona
Real or fake? The Show takes a look at the Christmas tree debate from an environmental point of view.
Dec. 21, 2022
saguaro national park sign
Saguaro National Park welcomes visitors to wrap up 2022 with its holiday driving tours. The tours will take place Friday, Dec. 30 at the park’s Rincon Mountain District east of Tucson.
Dec. 20, 2022
KJZZ logo generic card
In May, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that blocked approval of the Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona. Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals will not appeal the decision.
Dec. 20, 2022
aerial view of air quality
The Maricopa Air Quality Department declared a no burn day Monday due to high levels of pollution.
Dec. 19, 2022
The $745 million dollar project extends the existing Sky Train 2.5 miles to the Rental Car Center at 18th Street and Buckeye Road. Trains will depart every three to five minutes, 24 hours a day.
Dec. 19, 2022
vaquita marina
A new lawsuit seeks to force the United States to reach a decision on a 2014 petition that requested sanctions against Mexico for not adequately protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Dec. 16, 2022


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