downtown tucson
Community leaders in Tucson hosted an online meeting this week on emergency preparedness as climate change forces cities to address and plan for natural disasters.
Sep. 14, 2022
Lake Mead barrels
Average water levels at Lake Mead rose by 4 feet during the month of September, according to the Bureau of Reclamation. Orestes Morfin, a senior planning analyst at the Central Arizona Project, says not to get too excited with the high levels.
Sep. 13, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
A panel of Bureau of Land Management experts has analyzed an environmental impact statement for a proposed copper mine near the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest.
Sep. 13, 2022
Extreme heat orange sun sunset
The heat kills people every year. Could naming heat events like other extreme weather events help prevent that?
Sep. 13, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued several flood warnings for parts of southern Arizona as more remnants of Tropical Storm Kay send ripple effects into Arizona, California and Nevada.
Sep. 12, 2022
Rio Grande river
When President Joe Biden took office, he called for a 60-day pause on border-wall construction. But the Center for Biological Diversity says the Army Corps of Engineers resumed border wall construction along the Rio Grande River just 10 days into the pause.
Sep. 12, 2022
1965 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport lowrider Day at the Bay
California is banning the sale of gas-powered cars in 2035. But a Los Angeles Times columnist says the result will be a mixed bag for both the environment and working-class Californians.
Sep. 12, 2022
Oak Flat
A few months ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a group of San Carlos Apaches in their fight against a copper mine in the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest. But the court may take up the case again.
Sep. 7, 2022
SRP building
Earlier this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission denied a request by Salt River Project to expand a gas-fired plant near Coolidge, a decision the utility has appealed.
Sep. 7, 2022
The Colorado River’s falling levels have made headlines because of the impact on water supplies and the power grid. But they could also affect the trout fishing at Lees Ferry.
Sep. 6, 2022
Bureau of Land Management lands
Conservationists have embraced the Biden administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, which would set aside about a third of America’s lands for conservation by 2030. But it will need help from one agency in particular.
Sep. 6, 2022
heat hiking sign
One hiker died and several others were rescued after running out of water and getting lost while hiking Spur Cross Trail near Cave Creek on Labor Day, officials said Monday. A 20-year-old man was transported to the hospital where he died, according to Scottsdale Fire Captain Dave Folio.
Sep. 6, 2022
Interest in labor unions has been growing nationally — and in Arizona. During the first nine months of the federal fiscal year, the National Labor Relations Board saw efforts to unionize spike nearly 60%. In Arizona, it increased more than 50%.
More Arizona business news
Sep. 1, 2022
a white sage stick
As sage has ballooned in popularity, journalists and activists are uncovering a dirty truth about the sacred desert plant: Sage is being poached in massive quantities.
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Sep. 1, 2022
Razorback sucker fish
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that funding in the bipartisan infrastructure law includes more than $8 million to replace the water supply line at Lake Mead Hatchery.
Aug. 31, 2022
a cactus against a sunset
Sonoran Desert National Monument has been working on a new management plan for about a decade. After a couple of legal challenges, it is now inviting public comment on an amendment to the plan.
Aug. 31, 2022
a fallen saguaro cactus
Findings show most cacti in the Valley are damaged and older, with few young plants popping up to supplement future growth.
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Aug. 30, 2022
Ranger hat hangs on a tree
The recently signed Inflation Reduction Act may help offset the shortage of National Park Service employees.
Aug. 29, 2022
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park reports that a bat on the Colorado River corridor has tested positive for rabies. The bat was brought in for testing in mid-August.
Aug. 29, 2022
Scottsdale has increased financial incentives for residents and businesses to remove grass. The Water Department has $300,000 to offer in rebates this fiscal year, that's $50,000 more than last year.
Aug. 25, 2022


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