vaquita marina
A new lawsuit seeks to force the United States to reach a decision on a 2014 petition that requested sanctions against Mexico for not adequately protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Dec. 16, 2022
Desert mistletoe berries on an Arizona white oak
Christmas movies relay the happy tale of kisses under mistletoe and snowy landscapes. Though most of Arizona lacks the latter, it turns out, there is a type of desert mistletoe for desert-dwellers, too.
Dec. 15, 2022
Phoenix Bus McDowell Route 17 First Transit
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan to transition the city’s bus fleet to zero-emission models by 2040.
Dec. 14, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
The Center for Biological Diversity says it intends to file a new suit against Gov. Doug Ducey’s shipping container wall on federal land in Cochise County.
Dec. 14, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix leaders are closer to sending a $500 million dollar general obligation bond program to voters after approving recommendations presented by a citizen's committee Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed setting aside more than 4,000 acres for renewable energy projects.
Dec. 13, 2022
The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce jaguars to the Southwest.
Dec. 13, 2022
Sky island country
Although big water projects such as dams are front and center when Arizona cities talk about their water supply, the state’s wildlife relies on natural sources, like springs. A nonprofit is doing a survey on springs in the southern Arizona area known as sky island country.
Dec. 9, 2022
Environmentalists want the U.S. government to list coyotes as endangered in parts of Arizona and New Mexico.
Dec. 9, 2022
Canyon Mine
An increase in activity at the Pinyon Plain uranium mine has conservationists concerned that the site could begin production soon. Although that’s not likely to happen, time is running out for a bill that would stop other mines in the Grand Canyon region.
Dec. 7, 2022
peter schlosser
Climate change is affecting all areas of life. But the director of ASU's Global Futures Lab wants to mitigate its effect on future generations.
Dec. 7, 2022
TSMC fab plant
President Joe Biden visited north Phoenix on Tuesday to mark a major announcement in the semiconductor industry. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, known as TSMC, plans to invest $40 billion in Arizona between a nearly completed facility and a second plant expected to open in 2026.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 6, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Biden administration wants to use public lands to develop renewable energy. But even renewable energy projects, which are presumably good for the environment, can present trade-offs.
Dec. 6, 2022
Colorado River
After more than a century of dam building and development, the Colorado River ends as a trickle at the Arizona-Mexico border. The river was once the lifeblood of the Cocopah, or River People. The tribe has begun trying to return a sliver of that landscape to what it once was.
More news from the Tribal Natural Resources Desk
Dec. 6, 2022
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
Arizona is set to get more than $76.5 million over the next five years as part of a national electric vehicle infrastructure program. While the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to add public charging stations along interstate highways, utility companies are preparing for more cars that rely on the power grid.
Dec. 4, 2022
A nesting pair of bald eagles
It’s bald eagle breeding season in Arizona, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department has placed restrictions on certain wildlife areas. Recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone users and motorized paragliders are encouraged to not disturb the breeding areas.
Dec. 3, 2022
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
The U.S. Forest Service issued a warning to visitors coming to the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona.
Dec. 1, 2022
Guaymas sewage
By early next year, Sonoran officials say the coastal municipality of Guaymas, which has long struggled with a collapsing sewage system and spotty access to drinking water, will take control of its own water operations.
Nov. 30, 2022
Salton Sea
The drought has sent federal agencies scrambling to keep Lake Mead and Lake Powell from falling. They are trying to keep California’s largest lake from drying up as well.
Nov. 29, 2022
California condor
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility would like the National Park Service to ban the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle.
Nov. 28, 2022


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