WASHINGTON - Metro Tech High School senior Axel Vargas doesn't dislike all school buses - just the diesel ones whose emissions he says are hurting the air quality and affecting the health of him and his classmates.
WASHINGTON - Florence Copper officials could break ground on a $24 million "in-situ" copper mining facility by December, after an administrative appeals board last week turned down objections to the project from the Town of Florence and another opponent.
WASHINGTON - The 2017 wildfire season is already one of most expensive on record, with a $2.35 billion price tag burning through the Forest Service's budget, lawmakers and Agriculture Department officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department's purchase of a plot of private land will allow public access to 32,600 acres of previously isolated forest land, a move that drew praise from wilderness advocates and hunters alike this week.
WASHINGTON - Environmentalists and livestock owners are pointing fingers after government agents killed an endangered Mexican gray wolf last month for preying on cattle, the first wolf killed for depredation in 10 years.
WASHINGTON - It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
WASHINGTON - When overgrown forests clash with energy infrastructure - devastating fire and power outages can follow.
But current law puts up bureaucratic hurdles that make it hard for utilities to do the forest clearing that could prevent those fires, and then holds them responsible when fires break out, an Arizona Public Service official told a Senate committee Tuesday.
CASA GRANDE — Italian pasta chefs are known for crafting dishes that are as much local culture as they are food. What is less well-known is that Arizona’s desert durum wheat is a common ingredient in Italian pasta.
WASHINGTON - Plans to reduce the size of a destructive herd of Grand Canyon bison took another step forward this week, when a House panel approved a bill to require culling, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.