U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case over a land transfer in the Tonto National Forest that would bring a massive copper mine to a sacred indigenous site about an hour east of Phoenix.
Mar. 20, 2023
Kate Gallego
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego will appear at the United Nations Water Conference in New York this week where she will discuss work done by the city to conserve water.
Mar. 19, 2023
An irrigation canal carries Colorado River
States that rely on water from the over-tapped Colorado River want the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lawsuit from the Navajo Nation that could upend how water is shared in the Western U.S.
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Mar. 19, 2023
Analysts say that agencies in the Department of Interior are frequently under-funded. The Biden administration has taken steps to address the problem.
Mar. 13, 2023
Residents in central Arizona should remain cautious as flooding may occur in the region over the next several days. That’s according to the National Weather Service which provided flood updates on Sunday for Tonto Creek in Gila County and in the Valley along the Salt River between the Granite Reef Dam to Tempe Town Lake.
Mar. 12, 2023
Rio Sonora
Residents of the Rio Sonora valley are concerned about a major new tailings dam at a mine upstream. In 2014, a spill there caused what is considered the worst environmental disaster in Mexican mining history.
Mar. 9, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
In January, water policy analysts hoped that the Legislature would take action on Arizona’s shrinking groundwater supplies. But it appears that lawmakers will back burner the issue once more.
Mar. 8, 2023
Mexican wolf
Government wildlife agencies recently announced that the number of Mexican gray wolves in the wild grew by 45 animals last year. Conservationists welcomed the news, but believe that wolf recovery has room for improvement.
Mar. 7, 2023
Raúl Grijalva
Oak Flat stretches across just over 2,400 acres of the Tonoto National Forest and is a sacred site to the San Carlos Apache Tribe and other Arizona tribes. A last-minute piece of legislation passed in 2014 put its future into the hands of a proposed mining operation called Resolution Copper.
Mar. 6, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
County supervisors on Friday rejected a city proposal to resume water service at triple the cost.
Mar. 3, 2023
Lightning is the chief source of natural wildfires worldwide, and research has shown strikes are likely to grow more frequent as the global climate warms. But a new paper suggests the news is actually worse than that.
Mar. 3, 2023
East Verde River
It has been a rainy winter in Arizona, so much so that SRP’s reservoir systems on the Verde River are nearly full.
Mar. 2, 2023
Grand Falls
A group of Navajo residents living near what’s become a landmark waterfall in northern Arizona want to close it off to tourists and visitors, saying the increasingly popular area is being loved to death.
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Mar. 1, 2023
Shakespeare, hiking in Arizona, poetry on vinyl and a haiku winner share some thematic space on this KJZZ podcast about literature in Arizona and the region. It's hosted by Tom Maxedon.
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Feb. 27, 2023
Yet another snowstorm is expected in Arizona’s high country. Officials are telling residents to prepare.
Feb. 26, 2023
Heavy snow in Snowmass Colorado ski area
Snow totals in the upper Colorado River basin have already reached their average annual peak much earlier than normal. Climate scientists say this is likely to help prop up reservoirs, but won’t be enough to turn around a decades-long megadrought.
More Arizona water news
Feb. 25, 2023
Baby and adult bald eagles nesting in Canada
Anyone looking to explore the Prescott National Forest needs to know about the current guidelines enforced to protect bald eagles. Visitors cannot access John’s Tank Trail located to the east of Lynx Lake.
Feb. 25, 2023
Hybrid chickadees
Human activity appears to be causing two related species of songbirds to mate. The research finds disturbances to the habitats of the black-capped and mountain chickadees are leading to this hybridization in the Mountain West.
Feb. 23, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
This year's Colorado College State of the Rockies poll shows a large number of Arizonans support preserving the state’s land and water.
Feb. 22, 2023
White Mesa Mill
Conservationists say White Mesa Mill in southern Utah is processing radioactive waste from Europe.
Feb. 21, 2023


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