Sustainability

Copper project in Florence wins appeal, could break ground this winter

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.

Would you drink beer made from wastewater?

PHOENIX – Wastewater. We use it to irrigate fields, to flush toilets and to make one of America’s favorite beverages – beer.

APS official: Red tape slows utilities’ efforts to prevent forest fires

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.

From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

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.

Plans to reduce number of Grand Canyon bison advance on two fronts

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.