Paradise Valley District school buses
Several Arizona school districts are switching from diesel school buses to electric ones thanks to federal funds granted through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Oct. 28, 2022
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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is set to arrive in Sonora on Friday. Ahead of his visit, Sonoran officials have been touting progress toward renewable energy — including a promised lithium battery plant.
Oct. 27, 2022
a thermometer and the sun
As elections grow increasingly divisive — particularly in Arizona — The Show decided to focus this year on issues, not candidates. And today we're focusing on those that we can really feel: climate and the environment.
Oct. 26, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is creating another makeshift border wall out of shipping containers. This time along a stretch of federal land in Cochise County that has conservationists concerned.
Oct. 25, 2022
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department will receive more than $350,000 to purchase 30 acres in Pima County for desert tortoise and cactus ferruginous pygmy owl habitat.
Oct. 25, 2022
desert tortoise
From sea turtles to desert tortoises, pelicans to opossums, a wildlife rescue in the Sonoran beach town of San Carlos cares for and protects both desert and marine animals in this part of the Gulf of California. And in the process, it’s changing people’s attitudes toward the wildlife around them.
Oct. 25, 2022
White Mesa Mill
Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe joined with members of the Grand Canyon Trust and others to protest White Mesa Mill uranium processing plant and the threats it might pose to local air and water quality.
Oct. 24, 2022
Creek gates close
The active summer monsoon was good for Arizona’s streams and other water sources. But the end of the rainy season could present problems for wildlife in the southern part of the state.
Oct. 24, 2022
Kaibab National Forest project manager Samantha Flores
In northern Arizona, officials are working to clear overgrown tree lines that haven’t been touched in generations. It's an expensive operation officials hope will save the region’s biggest towns from even more costly fires and floods.
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Oct. 24, 2022
Campers will have limited access to what's considered a very remote campground in the Prescott National Forest this year. The Yavapai Campground will remain closed for this upcoming winter season.
Oct. 21, 2022
downtown tucson
Lawmakers in Arizona are renewing calls for the federal government to help clean up groundwater in the Tucson area that has been contaminated by military activities.
Oct. 19, 2022
garbage truck moving down road
Phoenix’s bulk trash collection is running about three weeks behind schedule because they don’t have enough workers.
Oct. 19, 2022
verde river
The Department of Interior announced that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $200 million for drought resilience projects.
Oct. 19, 2022
Shipping containers on the Arizona-Mexico border
Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to fill gaps in the border wall near Yuma has met with resistance from the Bureau of Reclamation and the Cocopah Tribe. But the state may be planning to put shipping containers on a different stretch.
Oct. 19, 2022
Humpback Chub
The federal government is poisoning a species of fish in an effort to save another one.
Oct. 19, 2022
Hands hold an Apache trout
The Arizona Game and Fish Department hopes to move forward with a project to restore Apache trout in a White Mountain watershed.
Oct. 18, 2022
Aspens change color in Flagstaff
After a wet and stormy weekend in the Valley, Arizona can expect some cooler weather later this week.
Oct. 16, 2022
Kirtland's warbler
A report by 33 leading science and conservation organizations and agencies shows more than half of U.S. bird species are declining. Hardest hit are grassland birds, which are down 34% since 1970.
Oct. 13, 2022
In the past 25 years, California’s most polluted inland lake has grown more polluted and hazardous as it has lost one-third of its water. A new paper suggests that warming trends and water diversion might not be the cause.
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Oct. 12, 2022
Sky Islands Festival
A two-day festival in northern Sonora this weekend will be the first in the state to celebrate the sky islands region of Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 12, 2022


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