Sustainability

Mud turtle creeps to endangered status, as springsnail outlook improves

WASHINGTON - Federal officials denied endangered status to a southern Arizona snail Wednesday after unexpectedly finding far more than were thought to exist, but moved to protect what one advocate called the "very imperiled" Sonoyta mud turtle.

Hummingbird migration in Arizona helps unlock mysteries of climate change

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="37214,37217,37218,37219,37220,37221,37222,37223,37224,37225"] SIERRA VISTA - Dozens of hummingbirds congregate near a house in southeastern Arizona, delighting families who interact with the birds and the specialists who believe the creatures' migration may help solve the mysteries of environmental health.

Hualapai say proposed water deal could benefit tourism in the state

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.

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

WASHINGTON - Western lawmakers joined Olympic pentathlete Margaux Isaksen Thursday to warn against attempts to move federal lands into state or private hands and to call on the president to use his authority to expand national monuments.