Phoenix Open honored internationally for sustainability efforts

SCOTTSDALE -- Ever since Waste Management and the Thunderbirds partnered up for the Phoenix Open, sustainability and conservation have been a priority.

Arizona rancher, official tell Congress states need voice in water regs

WASHINGTON - Federal regulation of waterways may not be the first issue that comes to mind in a desert state like Arizona, but don't tell that to Pima County cattle rancher Jim Chilton.

Environmentalists sue to block ‘dangerous’ Rosemont copper mine

WASHINGTON - Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the "dangerous" Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.

Phoenix Zoo breeds Mount Graham red squirrels to save them from extinction

PHOENIX – A lightning strike that set the Pinaleño Mountains in northern Arizona ablaze months ago decimated the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, leaving few survivors and lending urgency to conservation efforts to save the species from extinction.


Snowbowl bypasses Mother Nature, makes own snow for opening

FLAGSTAFF – If it wasn’t for little more than a mile stretch of man-made snow spanning 25 acres atop the Arizona Snowbowl, one might think it was summer in Flagstaff.


Do you use Tonto National Forest? Officials want to hear from you

MESA – Hunters, conservationists, hikers and campers are being courted by Tonto National Forest to help determine a future that balances preservation and tourism.

Hercules the horse photo

Arizona faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan

PHOENIX — Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman described the scene of a beautiful sunset — caused by pollution leading to ugly results like asthma.

Faith Leaders

Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON – A spring used to rush through a hillside on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, nourishing bats, mule deer and other wildlife — that is, until bison trampled the watering hole into a mud puddle.


Hopi to elect new leaders as planned plant closure threatens tribe’s financial future

SECOND MESA – Houses and corn fields dot the Hopi reservation, spread across three mesas in northeastern Arizona and circled by the much larger Navajo Nation. The seemingly barren Hopi land carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Hop dance

Copperstate 4 Wheelers complete annual cleanup across Tonto National Forest

Every November, volunteers from Copperstate 4 Wheelers spread out across Tonto National Forest on a mission to collect and haul out tons of trash.

Trash pickup volunteers

Hockey, pro soccer part of ASU’s plan for multi-use Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State hockey. Professional soccer. Goat yoga.

Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration may reverse a 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move that environmental groups said could lead to long-term harm to water quality and wildlife in the region.