Sustainability

Let the drain begin: Tempe Town Lake emptying for dam construction

TEMPE – Tempe Town Lake will soon be dry.

Pipes draining lake

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

WASHINGTON - Arizona parks and monuments had more than $580 million in deferred maintenance at the end of fiscal 2015, part of a national backlog totaling $11.9 billion, according to a new National Park Service report.


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

WASHINGTON - Six months after the Gold King Mine spill dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, regulators say the immediate threat has passed and that an abandoned mine survey has "not discovered anything similar" in Arizona.


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

WASHINGTON - Longtime Sanders resident Wayne Lynch was told in July that the water on his ranch contained dangerously high amounts of uranium, yet he is still using it.


Waste Management Phoenix Open goes environmentally green

SCOTTSDALE – The grass isn’t the only thing that’s green at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week.


Anti-litter groups: Cigarette butts trash Valley freeways

The cigarettes that are detrimental to your health are also littering Arizona freeways, creating eyesores, leaching chemicals and causing a fire hazard.