Sustainability

Parched by drought, Lake Mead water levels could lead to statewide water limits

LAKE MEAD – Arizona risks losing water rights because of a lingering, nearly two-decade long drought in the Colorado River that could restrict water use ranging from farmers’ crops to how many households receive water, state water experts say.


Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes.


Zinke calls for ‘right-sizing’ Bears Ears in review of Antiquities Act

WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing the size of the 1.5-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, drawing immediate criticism from Democrats and environmental groups who called his plan "nonsense."


Rare Arizona meteorite receives Apache name

PHOENIX – A meteorite that landed on tribal land a year ago now bears an Apache name.


Diamondbacks’ Hoover sports own farm system, focuses on cattle, sustainability

PHOENIX — For Diamondbacks relief pitcher J.J. Hoover, signing with the team in January marked the beginning of a new chapter. Off the field, another experience has given birth and is in the early stages for the hard-throwing right-hander.


GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect

WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic members of a House panel agreed Thursday that many factors have led to the rising number of wildfires in the U.S. That was all they agreed on.


Forest Service chief confident on wildfires despite proposed budget cut

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service faces a $970 million budget cut in 2018, but the chief of the agency told a Senate panel Wednesday he is confident the service will have the resources to battle wildfires next year.


Arizona cities buck Trump, pledge to stick to Paris climate goals

WASHINGTON - Arizona cities Friday spurned President Donald Trump's plan to pull the U.S. out of a global emissions compact, with at least three mayors pledging their cities would hew to the emission goals laid out in the Paris accord.


Trump plan to exit Paris accord riles Arizona Democrats, warms GOP

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States will withdraw from a global agreement on emissions that "handicaps" the economy, a move that Arizona critics charged will end up harming both the economy and the environment.


Kicks on Route 66 may slow down if preservation money runs out

SELIGMAN – Nearly 32 years after Route 66 lost its designation as an official highway, one of the most storied routes in America could face another road block. The program created to preserve the road and landmarks along it is set to expire in two years.