Sustainability

Feds remove Sonoran desert tortoise from consideration for protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday removed the Sonoran desert tortoise from consideration for protection under the Endangered Species Act.


State: EPA decision to lower ozone standard a ‘major challenge’ for Arizona

The Environmental Protection Agency’s reduction of its limit for ground-level ozone will put an additional seven Arizona counties out of compliance and pose a significant challenge, an official said Friday.

Phoenix haze photo

Stopgap budget has $700 million to replenish funds shifted to wildfires

WASHINGTON - When Congress passed the short-term budget that headed off a government shutdown Wednesday, it included $700 million to replenish U.S. Forest Service accounts that had been raided in recent months to fight wildfires

Firefighter and blaze

Laveen residents look forward to South Mountain Freeway

Many groups have vocalized their opposition to the future South Mountain Freeway, but there are residents of Laveen who say they’re excited about it.

ADOT signs in Laveen, marks the future path of South Mountain Freeway (Photo by Audrey Weil/Cronkite News).

SRP tests way to power Internet data centers from electric substation

Technology has invaded the nation over the past decade, and staying connected means increasing demand for digital infrastructure.


Non-lead ammunition program expands to help protect wildlife

FLAGSTAFF ­– Hunters usually leave the Arizona Game and Fish Department's office just off Interstate 17 here with permits and tips from staff members on duty.