The Tunnel Fire as seen from Mount Elden Lookout
Compared to this time last year, Arizona has seen almost 200 fewer wildfires, saving hundreds of thousands of acres from being burned.
Aug. 17, 2022
uranium ore
In 2012, the U.S. Interior Department put an end to new uranium mines in the Grand Canyon area. A recent poll shows a majority of registered Arizona voters would like to see that continue.
Aug. 16, 2022
The forecast predicts rain for northern Arizona in the next couple of days and into the weekend. Meanwhile, the Phoenix area will see chances of rain increase throughout the week.
Aug. 16, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has lifted mandatory water conservation measures that were put in place last month.
Aug. 15, 2022
A white-tailed deer buck
Experts agree that the active monsoon is not going to end the drought or raise water levels at Lake Powell. But the rain does have a lot of benefits.
Aug. 10, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says that it stands by permits it has issued for a copper mine in Tonto National Forest about an hour east of Phoenix.
Aug. 10, 2022
Coconino County officials warned residents that they’re competing for federal funds with other disaster-affected communities throughout the U.S. as flooding continues to threaten Flagstaff.
Aug. 10, 2022
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A coalition of conservation groups has filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over dissolved copper and lead levels in the Queen Creek watershed.
Aug. 9, 2022
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The continued survival of a small porpoise in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California may indicate that the few remaining members of the species have learned how to escape from fishing nets. But experts warn that it will still become extinct if it’s not protected from those nets.
Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora 8 years
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
El Jefe the jaguar
A rare northern jaguar last documented in Arizona in 2015 has been spotted on camera in neighboring Sonora. Conservation groups point to the sighting as evidence of continued cross-border connectivity for the species.
Aug. 4, 2022
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
About 10 months ago, the Biden administration reset the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, which means the Bureau of Land Management will need a new plan.
Aug. 3, 2022
san pedro river
A coalition of conservation groups has reached a settlement on grazing near the San Pedro River in southern Arizona.
Aug. 3, 2022
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The Bureau of Land Management has extended the comment period for a popular recreation site north of Phoenix.
Aug. 2, 2022
Petrified Forest National Park
The Biden administration has announced it will bring back the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation.
Aug. 1, 2022
Navajo Nation
The bipartisan infrastructure bill provided funds to clean up environmental hazards such as abandoned mines, and the Navajo Nation will be eligible for some of that funding.
Aug. 1, 2022
rainy sidewalk during a monsoon
The City of Flagstaff this week secured $2.4 million in federal funding for flood mitigation efforts. Mayor Paul Deasy said a recent fire burn scar is the main focus as rain continues to be in the forecast.
Jul. 29, 2022
Wind lifts sand from the dunes in Death Valley
An environmental nonprofit won a court judgment regulating helicopter and plane noise over national parks in 2020, but most parks have yet to comply with the judgment.
Jul. 29, 2022
Concertina wire on the U.S. fence
In the wake of border wall construction during the Trump administration, various sites along the U.S.-Mexico border are in need of environmental restoration. A new report from the nonprofit Wildlands Network details the highest priority areas.
Jul. 28, 2022
White Mesa Mill
In December, the Environmental Protection Agency issued an Unacceptability Notice to a uranium mill located near Bears Ears National Monument, but the agency has revised that notice.
Jul. 27, 2022


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