drop from a water faucet
More Arizona cities are planning for a future in which Colorado River water is much scarcer. Peoria has announced plans to build five new wells and a new pump station to bolster the city’s water supply.
Nov. 2, 2023
U.S. Department of Interior seal
The Department of Interior has named a Laura Daniel-Davis as its acting deputy secretary. She replaces Tommy Beaudreau, who recently resigned.
Nov. 1, 2023
Library Iron and Metal Recycling yard fire Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department said the number of outdoor combustible storage fires has decreased 50% in the past year. The department credits a program they launched two years ago, after the largest fire in the department’s history.
Nov. 1, 2023
Phoenix pollution
Residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties can take a survey about environmental challenges and where they get their information as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments' regional plan to reduce climate pollution.
Oct. 31, 2023
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu Field Office is seeking public input on an Environmental Assessment for a plan to treat Invasive plants.
Oct. 31, 2023
Nonstick pan
The agency says this latest call for research projects is part of a larger effort to understand the pathways different PFAS use to reach humans and animals.
Oct. 30, 2023
coldwater fire
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has awarded nearly $8 million in grants to help reduce the risk of wildfire.
Oct. 30, 2023
Power lines
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $1.3 billion commitment in three transmission lines crossing six states, including Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2023
A new report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is critical of a Park Service plan to reduce single-use plastics because it doesn't move fast enough.
Oct. 25, 2023
Superstition Mountains
The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a plan to develop a new recreation area near Apache Junction. The area, which covers nearly 1,100 acres, will be temporarily closed to the public when construction begins.
Oct. 24, 2023
The Huachuca Mountains
The Sky Island Alliance says it is looking for volunteers to help the Forest Service decommission some of its roads in southern Arizona.
Oct. 24, 2023
downtown tucson
The Tucson City Council has approved a plan laid out by municipal authorities to secure drinking water for residents in the coming years.
Oct. 23, 2023
Arizona and the Western United States have struggled with big wildfires in recent years. Mexico’s ecosystem is similar to Arizona’s, but an Northern Arizona University researcher says it has not had a problem with large blazes in its ponderosa forests.
Oct. 23, 2023
The Diamond Fire doubles overnight
Arizona is one of a handful of states that a new report says is most at risk of carbon loss due to wildfires.
Oct. 23, 2023
Three people move brush and limbs in the forest
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says wildfire dangers still persist in Arizona.
Oct. 21, 2023
Southern Arizona is known for its scenic landscapes, diverse ecosystems and dark night skies. But conservationists say that those skies could be blotted out by a system of stadium lights on the border.
Oct. 17, 2023
Construction crews work to erect levee wall system in a remote area south of Weslaco
More than 100 groups have signed a petition asking the government to follow environmental laws on the border.
Oct. 16, 2023
Signs for buffalo crossings scatter along the edge of State Route 67 heading toward the North Rim.
Tribes from Arizona and beyond — all of whom are indelibly connected to these iconic symbols of the West — are helping sustainably manage the state’s oldest and largest free-ranging buffalo herd on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
More tribal natural resources stories
Oct. 16, 2023
Ken Burns shooting "The American Buffalo."
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his latest PBS project, "The American Buffalo," with KJZZ News in an in-depth conversation about this iconic species and the Indigenous communities that share a traumatically intertwined history spanning hundreds of generations on this continent.
Oct. 15, 2023
Site of the Eighth Street archaeological discovery
An archaeological investigation of a 1,200-year-old site yielded the discovery of a 14th century adobe building along Eighth Street in Tempe. The finding caused the city to delay its bike and pedestrian project.
Oct. 14, 2023


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