Sustainability

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

ELOY – The prison squatted in the southeastern Arizona desert is as drab as the vegetation and soil that surrounds it, giving way to a room inside painted in bursts of California scenes: of skyscrapers, surf and Interstate 5, Hollywood movie reels, the Oakland Raiders and Cesar Chavez.


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

SUPERIOR - Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.


December 14, 2016: Sustainability Special

Cronkite News special: Protecting the environment and energy opportunities


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

PARKER – The high was 96 degrees on the day the tap went dry at Terry Mestas’ house. Mestas was among several hundred residents who endured heat that climbed to 106 degrees over three days in August, when five water-line breaks and a weak pressure valve shut down the water.


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

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month. And it may be one legacy of the Obama administration that incoming President Donald Trump will have a hard time unraveling after he takes office.

Land Feud