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

May 19, 2017 Newscast

Water Hole: No running water on Navajo Nation reservation

Advocates fear Superfund budget cuts further delay cleanup of sites

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

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

January 4, 2017: Sustainability Special

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

December 14, 2016: Sustainability Special

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

Arizonans: What do you do to protect the Earth?

Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

man eating

Volunteers make sure homeless don’t miss a meal after July 4th fire

Nine desert plants you can turn into cookies, candy and margaritas

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer later is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects falls hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

ASU team tracks down meteorites in desert

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer later is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects falls hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

White Mountain Apache, lawmakers seek access to funds to finish dam

Dangerous waters: Adults drown at twice the rate of children in Arizona

Care urged when hiking during blazing Arizona summer

Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among ‘best in class’ for nation

Gardens connect Chinese-Americans in Arizona to taste of home

Supporters, opponents grapple over proposed Grand Canyon monument

sand bags

How to prepare for the Arizona monsoon

man and child

Five things to know about Ramadan


Ramadan connects Arizona Muslims to local community, world

Tenderfoot fire forces evacuations three years after deadly Yarnell incident

How hikers can avoid a bee attack, and whether to run if it happens

Litter at Fossil Creek

Permit needed: Your guide to enjoying Fossil Creek without trashing it

meteor over phoenixe

Scientists scramble to find remnants of meteor

I saw it on Facebook: Posts alert neighbors to crime, community help

dry golf course shut down to save money on water

With Lake Mead water levels down, water conservation needed

‘Gorilla-Snot’ solution a potential ‘long-term’ fix for I-10 dust problem

Arizona officials call for tightened limits on Lake Mead water use

Firefighter and blaze

State faces typical wildfire season; West Coast could have harsh year

Global warming, pesticides lead to decline in monarch butterfly population

Environmental prosecutions have fallen under Obama administration

picture of skyline

Downtown Phoenix development highlights need for walkable streets

New book tells tragic tale of Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Arizona wildfire

Community gardens cultivate life outside jail cells

Yuma farmers grow more with less water during drought

Grijalva, Gallego join call for more minority inclusion in public lands

Confluence photo

Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon

McCain calls for a criminal probe of EPA for Gold King Mine spill on Navajo land

Bill Stoller photo

Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

Arizona official tells House that ozone rules penalize rural areas

Western officials attack EPA clean-water rule in House hearing

South Mountain Park no longer has gold mines but is treasured by hikers, bikers and hang gliders

Eco-friendly green burials become more popular in Arizona, the U.S.

Earthquake photo

Swarm of earthquakes rock Arizona

Report: Obama’s national monument designations bring in $156 million

Free meals of nutritionally sound ‘ugly food’ offered at ASU event to highlight food waste

Officials tell Congress infrastructure needs help to keep water safe, reliable

El Niño’s dry conditions may spur bad Arizona wildfire season

As Grand Canyon looks to record year, advocates press need for funding

Sen. Jeff Flake: States should determine primary responses to drought

bike photo

Bike share program Grid expands to Mesa

Arizona officials share conservation ideas at White House Water Summit

Scottsdale nonprofit brings clean water to five countries in 24 hours

Feds begin environmental review of proposed Resolution Copper mine

Local nonprofit raising money to build clean water system in Cambodia

Phoenix seeks to curb water waste with participation in “Fix a Leak Week”

VIDEO: Water restrictions, overseeding challenge AZ course owners to keep golf green

Acuna cactus stays on endangered list, Southwestern willow flycatcher faces review

Tourists take state park rocks despite warnings

Oak Flat designation a win for mine opponents, but fight may continue

Phoenix startup employs diverse workers with disabilities

Arizona’s top tree climbers compete for state championship

Homeless shelter funds dwindling as summer heat looms

Lawmakers challenge proposal to have Oak Flat listed as historic site

McCafé brews up a new plan to reduce waste

Arizona Chamber says EPA ozone rule may hurt economy

Hip-hop rooted in African culture

County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

Pastor strives to keep MLK legacy at historic Tanner A.M.E. Church

White House, Congress feud over future of popular park-funding program


Sustainability Festival explores environment, energy conservation solutions

carbon photo

Carbon-capture could ‘save the planet,’ ASU scientist says

Confluence photo

Plan to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon claims new support

El Niño: Is winter over for Arizona?

Playground photo

Phoenix plans to go green by making neighborhoods happier and healthier

National parks need $11.9 billion in maintenance, $580 million in state

Six months later, Gold King Mine crisis has passed but concerns linger

Navajo, others press EPA, Congress to act on uranium mine cleanup

Waste Management Phoenix Open goes environmentally green

Anti-litter groups: Cigarette butts trash Valley freeways

Plan allowing shooting in Sonoran Desert National Monument advances

Confusing food expiration labels can lead to food waste

drought hearing

Western mayors call for cooperation on water problems, solutions

FYI: Arizona’s surge in dark sky places combats light pollution

Glendale extends the New River Trail for the public

Arizona environmentalists attending Paris talks hope agreement is only the beginning

New study: rooftop solar power saves water

Mesa Public Library adds to the environment with a seed library

Phoenix forestry guru can put a price on trees

Conservation conversation gets heated at hearing to renew park fund

Town Hall water photo

Water experts set recommendations for Arizona’s future

Researchers Ben Stinnett and Brenton Scott pilot the drone over the desert landscape. (Photo by Ty Scholes/Cronkite News)

ASU scientists are piloting drones over the desert to track invasive African grass

Senate hearing: More should be spent preventing wildfires

Big horn sheep return to Catalina Mountains

A child waters plants

School garden grows sustainable students

More than 75 years later, Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision lives on at Taliesin West

Artificial trees: How ASU scientists are hoping to reverse global warming

Tania Vera, violin player, Fabio Chavez, Orchestra director and Evelyn Riveros, saxophone player with the Recylced Orchestra peformed on opening night at the Scottsdale International Film Festival.

Recycled orchestra turns trash into musical treasure

ASARCO, feds agree on $150 million cleanup for Hayden smelter

asthma picture

Colder temperatures and pollution can bring more problems for asthma patients

Arizona’s three earthquakes originated from Black Canyon City

U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix

Large federal grant will fund Canalscape project

Rob Mies photo

Bat Week hopes to debunk negative rumors about bats

Feds propose recovery plan for endangered Southwestern fish

The artists will have four months to claim pieces of trash for their art projects. (Photo by Elenee Dao/Cronkite News)

Phoenix looks for local artists to create art from trash piles

Study: 7 in 10 Americans believe in solid evidence of global warming

These signs and many others have been placed throughout Phoenix — and will continue to be placed — to help guide bicyclists and motorists in Phoenix. (Photo by Claire Cleveland/ Cronkite News)

Look twice for bikes, Phoenix launches bike safety pledge

The north side of the Grand Canal in Phoenix is awaiting a beautification project. The $4.9 million Grand Canalscape is designed to improve pedestrian pathways and tie the canal system into neighborhoods. (Photo by Eboni Johnson/Cronkite News)

The Phoenix Grand Canal en route to improvement this year

energy-efficient fluorescent light bulb

Despite bright spots, Arizona slips to 17th in energy-efficiency rank

Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration

Storms continue to pound Valley: How you can prepare

High-efficiency nozzles save water while keeping lawn green

NOAA predicts El Niño weather will continue through winter

FYI: Understanding haboobs and their impact on Arizona

fossil creek photo

Fossil Creek: Reservations required

Solar panels photo

Arizona sees decrease in new solar installations

Tribes join forces to push Obama for new national monument in Utah

Bad trash jams recycling effort, drives up costs

Green homes being built for needy families in the Valley

Arizona approved for cross-state bicycle route

Tree photo

Diamondbacks’ broken bats bring shade to local parks

House OKs bill giving tribes more control over mineral resources

Arizona school district makes a dramatic advancement in water conservation

Bike in Tempe promotes bicycle riding with new, safe routes

Fish photo

Feds propose Endangered Species Act protection for two Southwest fish

Feds remove Sonoran desert tortoise from consideration for protection

Phoenix haze photo

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

Firefighter and blaze

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

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

Laveen residents look forward to South Mountain Freeway

SRP tests way to power Internet data centers from electric substation

Non-lead ammunition program expands to help protect wildlife

turf photo

Amid years-long drought, some homeowners giving artificial turf a look

A water conservation specialist examines a water meter.

Arizona municipalities offering free audits to conserve water

NAU solar thermal project a new take on harnessing sun

Phoenix monsoon photo

Expert: Monsoon’s seeming intensity has more to do with location

sacred land photo

Gila River Indian Community opposes freeway on sacred land

Animas River Spill

EPA worker: ‘This is not good’

Lawmakers, tribal officials blast EPA for Animas River spill response

Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference

Along proposed commuter rail line, leaders see growth

Environmentalist sees toxic mine danger in Arizona; officials disagree

Surfboard maker stretching the limits of sustainability

Phoenix continues cleanup after major storm

State files motion to intervene in lawsuit over wolf recovery plan

drought hearing

Spring rains boosted Lake Mead, heading off water emergency – for now

House photo

ADOT starts demolishing homes for Loop 202 extension

Stanton: Victory for Phoenix transit tax proposition shows ‘a belief in our future’

Groups to feds: Tighten mining rules in light of river spill

Arizona officials watchful, hopeful as EPA spill moves downstream

Hold your horses: Planned Tonto Forest roundup delayed to September

Fighting fire with fire: Prescribed burns take aim at wildfire threats

Forest Service says wildfire growth threatens to consume agency budget

pollution settlement

Arizona environmentalists cheer EPA Clean Power Plan, utilities wary

Apache vow fight, lawmakers push bill, to block Oak Flat land swap

Apache bring Oak Flat copper mine protest to White House, Capitol

pollution settlement

Feds approve 25-year extension for mining, burning coal at Navajo plant

House OKs bill aimed at curbing wildfires; critics call it ‘bad for forests’

endangered species

Feds move one Arizona species toward endangered status, one the other way

Phoenix Fire Department truck photo

Safety sometimes lost in the excitement of Fourth of July

Yuma official tells Congress aging water facilities need ‘major’ repair

pollution settlement

Feds announce $160 million settlement of Four Corners Power Plant lawsuit

Stanton touts city’s successes, warns of need to fight for water rights

Blister in the sun? Heat bearing down on the Valley

forest management

House panel advances bill to improve forest management, fire prevention

Firefighter and blaze

Feds talk about wildfire readiness, chances for ‘catastrophic’ fire

endangered species

Is endangered vole out of the hole? Feds say yes; conservationists disagree

PBS NewsHour Grand Canyon Photo

Economic needs collide with preservation in Grand Canyon

drought hearing

Arizona hopes for more control of its water as drought deepens in West

Clean Water Act, waters rule, WOTUS

Both sides look for answers in feds’ Clean Water Act clarification

Clean Water Act, waters rule, WOTUS

‘Waters of U.S.’ rule does little to settle feud over EPA reach on regs

Confluence photo

Grand Canyon at confluence of popularity and conservation

energy-efficient fluorescent light bulb

Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

hunting rights federal lands

Hunters tell House, don’t restrict sportsmen on federal lands

Wildfires icon

Interactive video: Guide to Arizona’s wildfire season

GRID bikes photo

Map: How easy is it to bike around Phoenix and the Valley?

Preparing for shortage: Arizona farmers used to doing more with less

New rule expands roaming area for endangered Mexican gray wolf

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education

ASU student launches product to conserve water, save money

Flake: ‘Continual planning’ needed to manage water supply

Enhancing the clouds: A solution to Arizona’s water challenges?

Diane Vosick

Experts press case for forest management to head off wildfires

burned forest

Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

Sea otter condom label

Endangered species condoms mark Earth Day with an earthy message

Experts: Funding, staffing cuts undermining state’s water agency

Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO of Tallwave, announced the five startup companies selected for its High Tide training program on April 8. Photo Courtesy of Tallwave

Tallwave selects startups for training in downtown’s Luhrs complex

Officials: IRS response to taxpayer calls down sharply, wait times up

Fort Huachuca plans ‘buffer’ against development; conservationists skeptical

Borderlands icon

Panel: Government needs better way of measuring border security

Ducey calls budget, education highlights of first 100 days

Winslow, Arizona, sign

If Winslow levee isn’t fixed, there won’t be a corner to stand on

New life for paint: Gilbert connecting unused cans with people, projects

Interactive video: Efforts to track Mexican gray wolves