Sportsmen push to keep uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

Colorado River reservoirs expected to be less than half full by Sept. 30

From pools to popsicles, Phoenix Zoo works to keep animals cool

Monsoon season is here: What to do when the weather turns dangerous

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green living

Wildfires have burned 75,000 acres in Arizona, but experts had predicted more

Phoenix haze photo

Flag days: First business joins Arizona program on air-quality alerts

Trump plan to boost coal eyed cautiously by Navajo power plant backers

Water savings and checking accounts: How cities bank on future supply underground

Officials warn that West faces another ‘challenging’ wildfire season

China’s policy shift forces U.S. cities to tighten recycling rules to reduce contamination

Stubbornly steadfast: Mules have kept the Grand Canyon moving since the 1880s

Three bears killed for posing public safety threats in Arizona urbanized areas

Flagstaff bans recycling of plastics other than bottles, jugs and jars

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 3 – Neighborhood eco-watch

Experts: Don’t look to monsoon season for weather relief any time soon

In midst of drought, Moon Valley, Lookout Mountain golf courses to stop irrigating with drinking water

New River to get new water supply, but can the deal control development in the area?

Phoenix, Buckeye among biggest-, fastest-growing cities in U.S. in 2017

Development in New River draws attention to subdivision laws

Eagle eyes: Nest watchers safeguard the next generation of Arizona bald eagles

More than 4,000 acres of land in northern Arizona to be auctioned for gas and oil exploration

Puerto Rico’s push for food independence intertwined with debate over statehood

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 2 – To conserve and protect

Arizona’s water supply plagued by drought, SRP managers work to ensure steady supply

Advocacy group pushes back against seed saving prohibitions

Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

Tucson entrepreneur finds his groove cutting records out of unusual materials

Groups restoring former WWII-era African-American officers club at Fort Huachuca

The right stuff: Young women take rising interest in taxidermy

Smart dressers: Technology flourishes in wearable fashion designs

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Arizona, U.S. and tribal officials work to save native Apache trout from extinction

Few Arizona buildings certified as ‘net zero,’ extreme climate poses challenges

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 1 – Outside the box

How Monopoly, Jenga and Battleship show cryptocurrency’s energy drain is no game

Hazardous materials: Agencies respond to scores of spills and accidents in Arizona every year

Yuma plant meant to conserve water will cost millions to update

Scientists test device that can extract water from dry Arizona air

Extreme heat, other environmental factors could threaten health of Arizona residents

National Park Service works to attract more ethnically diverse visitors

Rat poison in prey threatens owls, other animals across Arizona

California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona

Upper Colorado River leaders: Arizona ‘threatens’ delicate water balance

Coloring care: California nonprofit makes new crayons out of broken pieces, donates them to children’s hospitals

Lawmakers, witnesses grapple with how to save Navajo Generating Station

Malibu bans plastic utensils and straws; Arizona unlikely to do the same

Trump administration lifts environmental obstacles to building border wall in New Mexico

Arizona communities receive thousands of dollars to clean up contaminated or blighted ‘brownfields’ properties

McCain, Udall honored for their legacy of supporting Grand Canyon

Keep watching the skies: Fountain Hills earns ‘dark sky’ designation for lighting limitations

Arizona sees continued solar job growth, despite national dip in 2017

Alamo Lake boating and fishing takes hit during dam maintenance by Corps of Engineers

Arizona snowpack near record low this year, but SRP says the situation isn’t dire yet

The green light: ASU, Salt River Fields team up, move forward to make sustainability priority

Milk-alternative industry booming; raw milk might save dairy market

Phoenix cannabis company uses Super Bowl trash to make concrete in struggling California town it owns

Arizona desert bighorn sheep thrive with help of conservationists – and hunters

National parks in Arizona using microchips and photo-mapping to deter thieves

Interior Secretary Zinke visits Arizona borderlands to talk up Trump’s wall

Living in the margins: ‘Ecovillages’ take sustainability to personal level

Chandler recycling company gives jeans a new life

Herd mentality: Arizona sends 60 elk to restore West Virginia population

Arizona, California mayors unite to tackle affordable housing, homelessness issues

Bats, boxes and bridges: Officials build new homes for bats in Marana

Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining

Mobile app uses Arizona’s outdoor enthusiasts to collect data about water resources

Leaving tracks: Adrenaline-fueled count shows scant growth in Mexican gray wolf population

Gallego, Latino community promotes Clean Power Plan

Arizona falconry takes flight in efforts to promote conservation

Advocacy groups pressure state to ban bee-killing pesticides

Advocacy group warns public about ‘regressive’ policies on environment, solar industry

Witnesses say environmental rules hinder Border Patrol agent access

A recycling deep dive: Golf balls that land in water hazards often find new life

Arizona farmers, pressured by grinding drought and urban sprawl, look for ways to save water

Endangered fish have re-emerged in the Santa Cruz River, but will they last?

Tempe group turns old ASU vinyl banners into tote bags

200 protesters march at Arizona Capitol to oppose shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Trash talk: Sustainability more than just word to Phoenix Open

Phoenix recycling officials: Plastic bags contribute to lost time worth about $1 million

As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep trails safe for park visitors

Land Feud

Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

Millions of Americans turn to bottled water, but is it safer than tap?

Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Tree thinning tackles Ponderosa pines to lessen Coconino wildfire danger

An Arizona dairy woman grows appreciation for female farmers

Progress on new binational drought plan in Colorado basin slow going


Too historic to tear down? Battling over blighted houses in Bisbee

Phoenix Open honored internationally for sustainability efforts

Arizona rancher, official tell Congress states need voice in water regs

Environmentalists sue to block ‘dangerous’ Rosemont copper mine


Phoenix Zoo breeds Mount Graham red squirrels to save them from extinction


Snowbowl bypasses Mother Nature, makes own snow for opening

Hercules the horse photo

Do you use Tonto National Forest? Officials want to hear from you

Faith Leaders

Arizona faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan


Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

Hop dance

Hopi to elect new leaders as planned plant closure threatens tribe’s financial future

Trash pickup volunteers

Copperstate 4 Wheelers complete annual cleanup across Tonto National Forest

Hockey, pro soccer part of ASU’s plan for multi-use Sun Devil Stadium

Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers


Community groups call on Ducey to ‘commit to action on climate change’

Bats doing well in Arizona, despite being battered elsewhere

Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

Plan keeps most of Sonoran Desert National Monument open to shooters

Three Arizona military bases now being tested for water contamination


Losing Lake Powell’s quagga mussel invasion battle, but trying to win the war

EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

No shooting sign

Interior Department may expand recreational shooting on federal lands

Fire Station 5, Santa Rosa, California

Arizona forestry department sends 150 firefighters to California to battle wildfires

Land Feud

House advances bill to limit president’s creation of national monuments


Earth Day founder Denis Hayes has new quest: use the Valley’s sun to power ‘living buildings’

Rainwater system landscaping

If an Arizona resident harvests rainwater, will rebates come?

Rubber crumbs

Rubberized highways, roofing cool urban heat islands in Arizona


Arizona benefits as climate change alters wine production

Diaper donations

Diaper Bank organizes diaper drive for Texas, Florida hurricane victims

Arizona teen joins Capitol push to replace diesel buses with electric

The Grand Canal, Phoenix

Bike paths and walkways mark grand goals for Grand Canal

Copper project in Florence wins appeal, could break ground this winter

Lawmakers seek solutions as wildfires burn hole in firefighting budget

Water purification process

Would you drink beer made from wastewater?

Purchase opens 32,600 acres near Coronado Forest to hiking, hunting

Environmentalists, ranchers trade barbs in killing of Mexican gray wolf

Endangered Shuffle

With as few as 100 left, Arizona turtle wins endangered species status

APS official: Red tape slows utilities’ efforts to prevent forest fires

Wheat breeds

From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

Plans to reduce number of Grand Canyon bison advance on two fronts

Flagstaff official says cities should use disasters to prepare for future

Salt Cedar trees along Gila River

Southwest Valley officials to cut salt cedar trees invading Gila River bed

Advocates warn that cuts to EPA budget will be felt in Arizona programs

Phoenix, Tucson get middling scores in UN look at cities’ sustainability

bald eagle

Conservation groups to continue Sonoran bald eagle protections

Court rejects bid to declare Sonoran Desert bald eagle endangered

Zinke recommends keeping all national monuments, downsizing some

cardboard school bus

Arizona group wants $57 million Volkswagen settlement to go toward electric school buses

Thousands of Arizonans attend viewing parties to catch rare solar eclipse

Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

Despite best efforts, years of drought leave state little room for error

Activists angered as DHS waives environmental rules on border projects

Study: Extreme heat could ground airline flights more often

Verde River ranchers worry about safety in Arizona’s newest state park

Tips to save your home from monsoon damage

Land Feud

1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

GOP, Democrats spar over best way to save Endangered Species Act

Out of nowhere: Flash floods strike with deadly ending

Storm damage to Burton Barr library sends patrons, staff to other branches

Customers regain power, crews clean up damage from weekend monsoons

Arizonans at ‘play-in’ still bring serious clean-air message to Capitol

Arizona farmer testifies regulators hinder, more than help, organics

Researchers study urban heat from the sky, with hopes of a slightly cooler future

Urban hydroponic farms offer sustainable water solutions

Cacti feel the burn of harsh Phoenix summer

Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

Mesa police investigate accusations of excessive force against jaywalker

Phoenix firefighters battle scorching heat as they fight fires, rescue hikers

Feds post plan for endangered cactus, but recovery still a long way off

Good Samaritans step up to help 76-year-old with expensive AC repairs

Tucson utility proposes $6 million cut to energy conservation programs

Broken AC, no money leave low-income residents facing scorching heat

endangered species

Feds remove Hualapai Mexican vole from endangered species list

Arizona urban parks stocked with 250,000 fish

How does water get treated?

How to survive Arizona heat: Carry umbrellas, wear gloves and hunt shade

Pesticide-polluted water may hurt bee population

American Airlines cancels regional flights as 120 degrees in Phoenix looms

Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers

Dry conditions in south prime Arizona for ‘dangerous’ wildfire season

Parched by drought, Lake Mead water levels could lead to statewide water limits

Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

Zinke calls for ‘right-sizing’ Bears Ears in review of Antiquities Act

Rare Arizona meteorite receives Apache name

Diamondbacks’ Hoover sports own farm system, focuses on cattle, sustainability

GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect

Forest Service chief confident on wildfires despite proposed budget cut

Arizona cities buck Trump, pledge to stick to Paris climate goals

Trump plan to exit Paris accord riles Arizona Democrats, warms GOP

Kicks on Route 66 may slow down if preservation money runs out

Farmers markets bloom as vendors educate, bring local produce to customers

Tribulations and triumph: Phoenix theater troupes explore diversity and community

That’s a no to ‘ho, ho, ho’: Committee rejects Christmas tree on Camelback Mountain

Residents discuss drawbacks, benefits of life on federally owned land

Phoenix to begin first phase of Grand Canalscape Project

Arizona environmental chief, physician differ on role of EPA

Parker saloon owner turns to solar for power, but keeps other technology at bay

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Water Hole: No running water on Navajo Nation reservation

Advocates fear Superfund budget cuts further delay cleanup of sites

Everything old is renewed again as architects renovate historic buildings

Innovative farming: Harvesting exotic plants in the Southwest

Solar could replace Navajo Generating Station power, but not its jobs

Arizona universities recognized as national leaders in composting

National park visitors spent $995 million at nearby businesses in state

Changing landscapes, rising temperatures in Maricopa county

Trump orders review of predecessors’ national monument designations

High school students create solar-powered go-karts.

Arizona students create solar-powered go-karts to compete in statewide Racing the Sun competition

Husband and wife show support by recycling bras for women in need

Opponents file suit to block border wall on environmental grounds

County wants visitors to discover Hassayampa preserve, hidden treasure in Wickenburg

National campaign to restore water ecosystems helps fund projects in Verde Valley

Phoenix slips in national ranking of cities for solar energy capacity

Red rocks, a water tank and angry neighbors: controversy flows in Sedona

Court rejects Arizona’s challenge to EPA-imposed emissions rules

Solar jobs continue growth in Arizona, not as fast as rest of nation

Trump rolls back Obama coal, clean-air rules; critics question impact

Time to take out the trash: Young innovators work on ways to reduce landfill waste

UA partners with company to make concrete out of byproduct from coal mining

Advocates: Cutting energy funds leaves poor with ‘heat or eat’ choice

Phoenix parks board to vote on South Mountain Park improvements

Resolution mine official calls permitting process a barrier to business

Court rejects cases on Navajo Generating Station impact, its closing

Tempe startup designs fashion hub to nurture AZ designers

Seven steps to ‘harvesting’ rainwater to turn your yard into a lush landscape

Oak Flat mine protesters march 40 miles on trail of opposition

Advocates worry success could be latest threat for gray wolves

Report: Climate change a growing factor in fall of Colorado River flows

Zinke’s confirmation to Interior greeted warily by environmental groups

Was your hiking trip to the Grand Canyon unforgettable?

Lollipops teach students what segregation feels like during Black History Month

Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

Student activists urge Arizona Legislature to protect environment

Would you drink treated toilet water?

Be cool. Or turn up the temperature of this climate-controlled office chair in REI warehouse

Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

John Healy started Southwest Aquaponics and Fish Hatchery in Glendale with just one tank in his backyard.

Glendale aquaponic farmer promotes eco-friendly systems that combine fish with produce

FEMA Navajo

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

Arizona playwright brings stories of Black history to stage

Navajo power plant’s future uncertain, as natural gas costs fall

Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

What’s the big idea? Calling on innovators to get rid of Phoenix trash

Putting the squeeze on trash in downtown Phoenix

Confluence photo

Lawmakers: Obama won’t OK Grand Canyon monument before leaving

Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

Orphaned mountain lion cub grows into new life at Out of Africa center

Wading through the yuck, researchers study wastewater sludge for public health clues

Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

Yearning for home, AZ inmates paint California mural on prison walls

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Three days in August: How a water outage in AZ exposed cracks in customer service

Land Feud

Obama actions on public lands may be difficult for Trump to undo

Advocates say ending Arizona’s veteran homelessness is in reach

Fry, eat Thanksgiving turkey, then recycle leftover grease. You’ll feel better.

AZ protesters connect with national opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

South Mountain Park gets $23 million makeover

Arizona activists raise funds for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Shrinking AZ farmland shows Buckeye family’s generational differences


Shampooing the environment: Using hair to clean up oil

City held up as model to voters weighing $200 billion in transit questions

Native American group deflects stereotypes at Arizona State Fair

Five ways to repurpose your pumpkins and save the environment

Hotter Arizona

As climate heats up, state confident in water conservation efforts

Electric Ride

Advocates challenge states to use VW funds to boost electric vehicle use

VW Arizona

VW settlement of emissions case could mean millions for Arizona

Oil moves from Arizona State Fair fries to your gas tank

Weary hikers rest on memorial benches in AZ mountains

Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near an abandoned mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado

Feds won’t press Gold King Mine spill criminal case, angering senators

Tonopah solar farm to supply energy to California military bases

Arizonans: Do you have a passion for improving your community?

Glendale move for backyard chickens is no joke

Grand Canyon tram proposal sparks ire, awe from Navajo Nation to Germany


Controversy spikes as Scottsdale plans Desert Discovery Center

Latino Canyon

Latinos back national monument status for areas near Grand Canyon

Toxic Parks

Workers cite harassment, retaliation in ‘toxic’ national parks

Land Feud

Some Navajo join lawmakers opposing Bears Ears national monument

Endangered Shuffle

Mud turtle creeps to endangered status, as springsnail outlook improves

Hummingbird migration in Arizona helps unlock mysteries of climate change


Electric car owners in Arizona hope to jolt interest in vehicles

Make money by conserving water in Arizona’s Verde Valley

Hualapai say proposed water deal could benefit tourism in the state

Gallego, Reid call for more protection for federal lands, not less

Native American tribes, Grijalva lead move to conserve Gila River land

Activists, tribes hail EPA’s Superfund designation for Gold King Mine

EPA announces plans to begin next phase of Navajo uranium cleanup

ASU football lends a hand as Louisiana floods hit home in Tempe

15 Arizonans become U.S. citizens while overlooking Grand Canyon

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

Park Service push for centennial visitors worries environmental groups

Pii Paash concerned about reclaimed water on Gila River land

Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

Kim Aguayo is an artist, a millenial, and Latinx. Aguayo enjoys exploring the intersectionality of identity. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

‘Latinx is me’: How one letter links controversy, community

Arizona Game and Fish calls Sierra Club fundraising letter ‘misrepresentation’

Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy