Sustainability

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

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the Sierra Club to cease fundraising endeavors by claiming the endangered condor population in the Grand Canyon is threatened by uranium mining.


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

PHILADELPHIA – Edward Manuel ticks off the issues - water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources - all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.


Arizonans: What do you do to protect the Earth?

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Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

WASHINGTON - State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects.


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

MESA — Fire damaged a community center for the homeless in Mesa on the July Fourth holiday, but volunteers and neighbors of the nonprofit stepped in to make sure no one missed their morning meal.

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

CAVE CREEK — Sweet red fruit rests on the arm of a prickly Saguaro. Yellowing pods are ground into meal. Spiked bright-green pads are roasted over a crackling fire pit.


ASU team tracks down meteorites in desert

A team of researchers from ASU worked with leaders from the White Mountain Apache tribe to recover remnants of a meteor that streaked over Phoenix skies just weeks before.

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)