Sustainability

Arizona rancher says ‘dysfunctional’ rules hurt environment, ranchers

The president of the Arizona Farm Bureau told a House panel Thursday that regulations meant to help the environment are actually doing the opposite, in part by harming ranchers who are in the best position to help.


Monsoon rains douse campfire ban in Coconino National Forest; restrictions remain elsewhere

Visitors can now build fires in the Coconino forest but restrictions remain in place for other Arizona forests, including Gila, Tonto and Kaibab national forests.


Saving Arizona wildlife: State officials, nonprofit help drought-stressed animals

State officials and a nonprofit group are hauling water and hay to animals struggling in the wild.


‘Good riddance’: Democrats, environmentalists cheer Pruitt’s departure

Arizona Democrats and environmental groups welcomed the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions.


Mowers in sheep’s clothing: Flock clears vegetation around solar panels in southeastern Arizona

These sheep work for food, eating mesquite and tall grass at a solar farm that powers 20,000 homes in southern Arizona. Livestock landscapers can be used to trim the land around freeways or cut down on the brush that feeds wildfires.


Replace your gas-powered lawn mower to help us all breathe easier

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has partnered with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to persuade residents to swap their gasoline machines for electric mowers.