Grand canyon interior
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources heard testimony on the Grand Canyon Protection Act on Tuesday.
Jun. 7, 2022
Arizona game and fish department logo
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is warning southern Arizona residents that bear sightings are on the rise in their area. Department spokesperson Mark Hart says May and June are the busiest months for bear sightings.
Jun. 4, 2022
garbage truck moving down road
Phoenix plans to change its trash collection routes, and about 80% of customers will be impacted. The city has added about 27,000 houses since it last updated the routes in 2009.
Jun. 3, 2022
A new apartment complex made of shipping containers opened up in downtown Phoenix. The builder says the 18-unit apartment building on Third and McKinley streets is the largest of its kind in all of North America.
Jun. 3, 2022
Scottsdale city seal
Last November, voters in Scottsdale updated the city's general plan. One key element in it focuses on sustainability.
Jun. 3, 2022
Downwinders Pattillo family
Some "downwinders" in Mohave County are still not eligible for federal compensation. Kingman resident Cullin Pattillo lost his father to cancer and is trying to change that.
Jun. 2, 2022
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
A new report from the United Nations refugee agency finds a record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes around the world.
Jun. 1, 2022
Havasu Falls in Havasu Canyon on Havasupai tribe land
The Havasupai Tribal Council sent a letter of opposition to ADEQ Friday, citing concerns over a proposed uranium mine.
May. 31, 2022
A female Mexican gray wolf in Saguaro National Park
The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently took steps to increase genetic diversity in the Mexican gray wolf population.
May. 30, 2022
Monarch butterflies in Mexico
A new survey shows a 35% increase in monarch butterflies in Mexico last winter. But experts say the population is still far too small, putting the butterflies at risk of extinction.
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May. 29, 2022
downtown tucson
The city of Tucson is getting federal money to clean up contaminants in its groundwater, part of a sum coming from the Infrastructure law passed by Congress this year.
May. 26, 2022
Rosemont Copper Mine site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson
Per a court order this week, Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals is allowed to continue work on a new copper mining project slated for a slope of the Santa Rita Mountains in southern Arizona.
May. 26, 2022
Crossing the highway
A mountain lion was hit by a trailer on a highway in northern Sonora’s Sky Islands region. The animal may have survived, but conservation groups say the incident highlights the need for wildlife crossings to protect animals from drivers.
May. 25, 2022
Canyon Mine
Whether it’s because of the spike in gas prices, the recent chip shortage, or growing enthusiasm for alternative energy use, Congress is considering legislation that would update a 150-year-old mining law.
May. 24, 2022
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest woodlands is raising a simple but vexing question: When does a forest grow old?
May. 20, 2022
Raúl Grijalva
Earlier this week, the controversy over a planned development near Benson went up a notch when Congressman Raul Grijalva announced that the House Natural Resources Committee is calling for a criminal investigation into what caused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its stance on the project.
May. 19, 2022
Rosemont Copper Mine site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson
This month, a federal court upheld a previous order that blocked Hudbay Minerals from building an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains outside Tucson. But advocates say some construction is still moving forward on another slope of the mountain range.
May. 18, 2022
A growing global debate over an energy source with a deadly past is playing out amidst the sweet sage and pine trees of the forests right by the Grand Canyon. More than a decade since the disastrous Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, interest in uranium is on the rise again. And Arizona has cleared the way for a once stagnant mine to resume operations.
May. 18, 2022
eelgrass seed
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
a painted bunting
Birding is the art of spotting and identifying an array of bird species as they migrate and nest in the area. And it turns out, Arizonans live in a very good part of the world for birding.
May. 17, 2022


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