Environment

A black bear
A 15-year-old boy was injured by a black bear in Alpine, located in Apache County. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said the attack occurred as the boy sat inside a cabin.
May. 26, 2024
The Casa Blanca Canal flows across both sides of Interstate 10 and through the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Last year, the Gila River Indian Community and US Army Corps of engineers agreed to place solar panels over the Casa Blanca canal. This week, officials gathered to celebrate the installment of some of the first.
May. 24, 2024
Bees move around on comb
When it comes to eating honey for allergies, the evidence that it works is largely anecdotal, but beekeepers and experts agree that local honey is both tastier and healthier than honey at the supermarket.
May. 22, 2024
A scenic view from the banks of the Colorado River at the BlueWater Resort and Casino on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation near Parker.
A top Colorado River negotiator says states are making progress in talks about how to share water supplies in the future. But there’s still division on a plan.
May. 22, 2024
Stack of cut down tree trunks and equipment
Salt River Project and Arizona State University have come up with a new way to estimate the watershed benefits of forest thinning. Early results show thinning forests creates better moisture in the soil and more surface runoff.
May. 21, 2024
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County on Wednesday. Most of the morning is expected to be OK.
May. 21, 2024
The Colorado River’s flow is governed by a complex set of agreements made between the entities that rely on it. But that system is in flux as the river's future becomes more uncertain, and the Yuma Valley is at the crux of it all.
Every last drop: Tackling big questions about Arizona's water future
May. 20, 2024
A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicles are starting to test their technology on Valley roadways. The Show talks autonomous vehicles with Andrew Hawkins, transportation editor at The Verge.
May. 20, 2024
CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores (left), Sen. Mark Kelly, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Gov. Katie Hobbs (right) sit beside each other at the signing of a historic water agreement in April 2024.
Tribal water politics can be complicated and confusing. Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes. Each is trying to tap into the state’s ever-shrinking supplies of surface and groundwater, and, most of all, the Colorado River, following decades of exclusion.
May. 19, 2024
camelback monsoon
Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny said we can expect another dry monsoon season for Arizona, but rain is still possible if “it gets really hot in Texas and New Mexico.” That could force moisture into the state from the Gulf of California.
May. 19, 2024
If you’ve walked or cycled along the Grand Canal between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street in the past few days you may have noticed some bubblegum pink blobs stuck to the sides of the canal walls.
May. 17, 2024
San Pedro riparian area
Wyatt Myskow covers environmental news in the Western U.S. from Phoenix as the Roy W. Howard investigative fellow, and has been following this story. He joined The Show to talk more about the project and why some Arizona residents continue to try to challenge it.
May. 16, 2024
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Park Service officials typically close the North Rim toward the end of November. Last year, it didn’t reopen until early June after winter storms damaged a long stretch of water line.
May. 15, 2024
The Colorado River at border of Arizona and California
A plan submitted by Arizona, California and Nevada to save 3 million acre feet of Colorado River supply over the next two years has been adopted by the federal government.
May. 13, 2024
San Francisco Peaks
Officials say forest thinning projects are underway to help reduce wildfire threats on the San Francisco Peaks.
May. 10, 2024
A billboard encourages those living in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation to get screened for uranium along U.S. Route 89.
Members from the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico are calling on House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring a floor vote on an already-passed bipartisan Senate bill to renew aid for downwinders through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, which is set to expire next month.
May. 10, 2024
San Xavier District Chairman Austin Nunez celebrates naming the jaguar O:ṣhad Ñu:kudam, which translates to “Jaguar Protector” in the O’odham language.
The fourth jaguar spotted in Arizona since 2015 had been trekking across tribal lands south of Tucson. Now, nearly 1,000 Tohono O’odham tribal members, from students to elders, voted online and in-person to give that iconic animal a unique name.
May. 9, 2024
ASU sign
During a two-week trip to Ethiopia, several Arizona State University students will tackle the issue of plastic pollution affecting the country’s Simien Mountains National Park. A partnership with the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology assists students with building and fabricating machinery in order to recycle.
May. 4, 2024
The welcome sign on the roadside of Old Town of Scottsdale
The city of Scottsdale will host a series of open house events to get people’s thoughts for the development of a shade and tree plan. The development of this plan comes as the city addresses heat mitigation.
May. 4, 2024
wind advisory sign
The National Weather Service sees temperatures starting off slightly below normal with Monday being in the mid to upper 80s. Forecasts show the other days of the workweek reaching highs in the low 90s.
May. 4, 2024

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