Sustainability

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.

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.