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future interstate 11 between phoenix and las vegas
A judge recently heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Federal Highway Administration’s proposal to build a freeway from southern Arizona to Kingman.
Jan. 30, 2023
prescribed burn
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is planning to conduct a controlled burn this week in Pinal County. Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the one-day burn is intended to reduce debris from a similar operation last year.
Jan. 29, 2023
Havasu Falls
The Havasupai Tribe announced that it is reopening Havasu Falls on Feb. 1. The famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon were a major tourism draw before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.
Jan. 27, 2023
The Sierra Club's Sandy Bahr
Earlier this week, a judge upheld the Arizona Corporation Commission’s ruling against a proposed gas power plant near Coolidge. Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, joined The Show to talk about the ruling.
Jan. 26, 2023
Tiger cub in crate seized by Phoenix police
Police arrested a Phoenix man at his home Monday after reports that he tried to sell a tiger cub on social media. The Arizona Game and Fish Department warns that keeping wildlife as pets is illegal and frequently harmful to animals and owners alike.
Jan. 25, 2023
Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris recently dropped by Tonopah to help break ground for a power transmission line. The project is part of an ongoing effort to bring clean energy to the Southwest.
Jan. 24, 2023
A female Mexican gray wolf in Saguaro National Park
Half a century ago, the Mexican wolf was nearly eliminated from the wild, but it was reintroduced to the Southwest in 1998. The effort to bring it back remains controversial.
Jan. 23, 2023
Freezing temperatures on thermometer
The Valley of the Sun is being met with uncharacteristically frigid temperatures this week.
Jan. 23, 2023
Highway covered with snow in in Flagstaff
More snow is expected Monday over northern Arizona, adding to what already is near-record snowfall amounts in Flagstaff for the month of January.
Jan. 22, 2023
Oracle State Park dark sky telescope
In growing areas of the planet, sundown no longer brings night and stars, but rather an artificial dusk caused by human light sources. To track light pollution’s global spread, researchers looked beyond space technology and asked citizen scientists to provide some ground truth.
Jan. 20, 2023
vegetables
Shoppers may start seeing fewer choices and lower quality produce at supermarkets, as federal water cuts take effect.
Jan. 20, 2023
Winter storms in the past week dropped more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff. And additional snowfall is expected with the latest weather system moving in Thursday night.
Jan. 19, 2023
Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs released her budget last week, offering Arizonans a look at some of her priorities for the coming year, and the state’s natural resources were not overlooked.
Jan. 18, 2023
Sunset in Rocky Point
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 13, 2023
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President Joe Biden announced late last year that he intends to create a national monument in southeast Nevada that a number of Arizona tribes find significant.
Jan. 11, 2023
Electric vehicle plug-in
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $42 million plan to make advanced electric vehicle batteries cheaper and more efficient in America. And a Tucson company will take part.
Jan. 11, 2023
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon has been a popular spot for proposed development, including mining operations. An NAU humanities professor has looked into some of those proposals, as well as the kinds of rhetoric and sometimes misinformation that’s been associated with them.
Jan. 11, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
Plastic bottles
A program to collect plastic waste that began last August in Tucson has completed its first phase, and city officials say the results exceeded the program’s initial goals.
Jan. 4, 2023
Los Jagueyes
The Sonoran capital Hermosillo has a new protected area, after the status was made official for wetlands on the western extreme of the city.
Jan. 4, 2023

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