WASHINGTON - Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen came under fire for her department's handling of sexual harassment complaints, with members of a House committee demanding faster, more thorough responses to reports of harassment and abuse.
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has written an op-ed outlining some requirements he has for Arizona’s internal deal on drought. It came two days ahead of an important meeting of the board of the agency that runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
LOS ANGELES – Arizona officials plan to send about 150 firefighters and dozens of engines to California to help fight wildfires there. The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, ravaged beloved landmarks and park space and killed at least two people and injured several more.
FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University has a robust composting program and recently banned plastic straws in dining halls. Now these efforts are showing up in Flagstaff businesses.
GREER – Hunters and Arizona Game & Fish workers are continuing the long fight to keep Arizona’s deer and elk safe from chronic wasting disease.
A California billionaire funneled millions of dollars to back renewable energy initiatives in Arizona and Nevada. Nevada’s passed. But in Arizona, that financial influence didn’t convince voters to say yes to following California’s renewable energy path.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Some experts say climate anxiety is a growing mental health problem. The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association have published reports about how the fear of climate change can harm mental health.
PHOENIX – Arizona voters rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.
TUCSON – Geologists at the University of Arizona have recently linked mud from the deep sea to the North American monsoon.
FLAGSTAFF – Although Flagstaff launched an anti-idling initiative, the city and Maricopa County lack vehicle idling regulations.