Environmental groups are watching closely to see how Arizona’s next governor, Katie Hobbs, will handle a makeshift wall of shipping containers the state is putting up along the border.
Nov. 23, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
A Washington-based policy group says that the Biden administration will need to do more in 2023 in order to meet its climate goals. The Bureau of Land Management could figure prominently in those efforts.
Nov. 23, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Tonto National Forest will begin cleanup operations for an abandoned asbestos mill located south of Young.
Nov. 22, 2022
mangrove propagules
Mangroves are considered one of the planet’s most important ecosystems. But they are disappearing world wide because of threats including climate change, urban development and other human activities. So, an Indigenous conservation group is working to protect some of the northernmost mangroves on the North American continent.
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Nov. 21, 2022
Grand Canyon
Arizona State University is celebrating the anniversary of a book that explored the Grand Canyon and its geology. "The Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District with Atlas" by Clarence Dutton came out 140 years ago.
Nov. 21, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has instructed its state offices to identify migration corridors and develop strategies to maintain or restore them.
Nov. 16, 2022
Developers looking for tax breaks in Phoenix will need to demonstrate a "true" public benefit, based on policies amended by the City Council on Tuesday.
Nov. 15, 2022
The Bush Fire
The 2020 Bush Fire burned nearly 200,000 acres of land, and with it, countless saguaro cactuses. But a program at Scottsdale Community College is working on bringing saguaros back to the area.
Nov. 14, 2022
A new report assesses the causes, scope and impacts of growing wildlife trafficking in Mexico, where species like jaguars, sloths, monkeys and lizards are being openly traded — both in public markets and on social media.
Nov. 10, 2022
Tonto National Forest
Conservation groups have filed a notice of intent to sue a pair of federal agencies for their failure to control overgrazing on public lands. Tonto National Forest is home to many threatened and endangered species.
Nov. 9, 2022
A female Mexican gray wolf in Saguaro National Park
A coalition of government and non-government organizations will work to remove barbed wire fencing near Oracle Road north of Tucson on Saturday.
Nov. 7, 2022
Snow on the I-40 near Flagstaff
Northern Arizona faced a passing storm bringing snow and cold weather last week. Meteorologist Justin Johndrow from the National Weather Service based in Flagstaff said the effects of the storm had varying impacts across the region.
Nov. 5, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering narrowing the Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates pollutants in water and wetlands. Some have pointed to a disproportionate amount of harm a decision to narrow that scope could have on Indigenous communities.
Nov. 3, 2022
Great American Seed Up
The Great American Seed Up is Nov. 4-5 in Phoenix, and co-founder Belle Starr says there are more than 80 different varieties of bulk seed you can pick up there — including fruits, veggies and flowers.
Nov. 3, 2022
Conservationists have long described the impacts of the border wall on wildlife in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. Now, a new study looks at how that infrastructure is causing increased energy expenditures for jaguar populations.
Nov. 2, 2022
Alfonso Durazo
Mexico will share a plan to develop new sustainable energy solutions in neighboring Sonora at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference this month. Leaders see that as a major opportunity for the state.
Nov. 2, 2022
Mule deer
New studies have allowed researchers to learn more about wildlife migration in recent years. That information is more important than ever.
Nov. 1, 2022
Shipping containers on the Arizona-Mexico border
As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's shipping container wall continues to advance along a stretch of border on Coronado National Forest land in Cochise County, conservationists monitoring wildlife are expecting the worst.
Oct. 31, 2022
Some cooler weather is headed to the Valley this week. Phoenix-based National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O’Malley describes what weather conditions residents can expect.
Oct. 30, 2022
pelican in the water
The recent deaths of more than a dozen pelicans at Phoenix Zoo were caused by an avian virus first detected in Arizona in June. Arizona Game and Fish wildlife veterinarian Anne Justice-Allen says other cases showed up among Canada geese in Chandler and Gilbert last month.
Oct. 29, 2022


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