Environment

Jonathan Nez
Navajo President Jonathan Nez and tribal officials met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran and others recently to visit abandoned uranium mines near Cameron.
Aug. 22, 2022
For thousands of years, tribes living in what is now the Southwestern United States gathered at the Gila River. They left a legacy that conservationists would like to preserve, and Congressman Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation that could make that a reality.
Aug. 22, 2022
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Some migraine sufferers are reporting increased symptoms during this active monsoon season in metro Phoenix. Studies suggest that low - or a significant drop in - atmospheric pressure can trigger an attack.
Aug. 22, 2022
El Jefe the jaguar
The jaguar known as El Jefe has been spotted for the first time in nearly a decade in Sonora, Mexico — an encouraging sign for researchers who feared the cat wouldn't be able to move south of the border again because of the border wall.
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Aug. 22, 2022
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The city of Tucson is encouraging community members to come pick up free sandbags in anticipation of a fresh slew of monsoon storms this weekend.
Aug. 19, 2022
Edgar Warner
Northern Arizona has been besieged with almost daily flooding after a pair of devastating wildfires near Flagstaff this year. Officials say the price tag to prevent further damage from flooding will be steep: between $125 million and $145 million that will need to come from the U.S. government.
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Aug. 17, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
Water and city managers held a joint town hall to discuss One Water, a master plan laid out by city in 2019 to address future water issues. The meeting was planned for this month, but ended up coming hours after the Bureau of Reclamation announced new cuts in Colorado River supply to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.
Aug. 17, 2022
New border fence
An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former President Donald Trump.
Aug. 17, 2022
The Tunnel Fire as seen from Mount Elden Lookout
Compared to this time last year, Arizona has seen almost 200 fewer wildfires, saving hundreds of thousands of acres from being burned.
Aug. 17, 2022
uranium ore
In 2012, the U.S. Interior Department put an end to new uranium mines in the Grand Canyon area. A recent poll shows a majority of registered Arizona voters would like to see that continue.
Aug. 16, 2022
The forecast predicts rain for northern Arizona in the next couple of days and into the weekend. Meanwhile, the Phoenix area will see chances of rain increase throughout the week.
Aug. 16, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has lifted mandatory water conservation measures that were put in place last month.
Aug. 15, 2022
A white-tailed deer buck
Experts agree that the active monsoon is not going to end the drought or raise water levels at Lake Powell. But the rain does have a lot of benefits.
Aug. 10, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says that it stands by permits it has issued for a copper mine in Tonto National Forest about an hour east of Phoenix.
Aug. 10, 2022
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Coconino County officials warned residents that they’re competing for federal funds with other disaster-affected communities throughout the U.S. as flooding continues to threaten Flagstaff.
Aug. 10, 2022
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A coalition of conservation groups has filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over dissolved copper and lead levels in the Queen Creek watershed.
Aug. 9, 2022
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The continued survival of a small porpoise in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California may indicate that the few remaining members of the species have learned how to escape from fishing nets. But experts warn that it will still become extinct if it’s not protected from those nets.
Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora 8 years
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
El Jefe the jaguar
A rare northern jaguar last documented in Arizona in 2015 has been spotted on camera in neighboring Sonora. Conservation groups point to the sighting as evidence of continued cross-border connectivity for the species.
Aug. 4, 2022
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
About 10 months ago, the Biden administration reset the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, which means the Bureau of Land Management will need a new plan.
Aug. 3, 2022

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