Time is running short for Colorado River managers to hammer out drought plan

Top federal water official gives states Jan. 31 deadline to pass Colorado River drought deal

Barley shortage tied to climate change could have you crying in your craft beer

Move over, single-use plastics: Gilbert company makes Earth-friendly replacements

Santa Monica moonscape: Biologists consider ways to restore badly burned national recreation area

Despite fits and starts, officials optimistic a water deal is close

Arizona’s two abandoned-mine inspectors face daunting task: ‘We’re all by ourselves’

In a hole: Arizona officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

Population boom in West putting humans closer to devastating wildfires

Native Americans hope to protect ancestral sites threatened by multibillion-dollar copper mine

A battle beneath the waves: Purple urchins thrive, starving out red urchins used in sushi

Dewey-Humboldt Town Council condemns coyote-killing contests

Why llamas may be the key to help humans fight off the flu

Farmers, USDA celebrate demise of pink bollworm, a cotton-killing pest

Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?

U.S. Forest Service under fire for cutting old-growth trees in eastern Arizona

Hikers discover oldest prehistoric footprints found at Grand Canyon

After Grijalva calls for him to resign, Zinke responds with blistering tweet

Arizona Gov. Ducey to ask for $30 million in budget proposal for drought plan

As deadline looms, lawmakers push to save popular public lands fund

Dry and getting drier: Water scarcity in Southwest is the new norm, study says

Supreme Court limits ability to designate endangered species habitat

Early snowfall delights skiers, but the drought is far from over

Vaquita’s last stand: Saving the porpoise may depend on creating a legal market for totoaba

Drought, heat and urbanization putting the squeeze on Arizona lemons

More endangered California condors soon will soar above Pinnacles National Park

Vaquita’s last stand: Fishermen want to help but need to feed their families, too

Vaquita’s last stand: The struggle to save the world’s rarest marine animal

Scottsdale firefighters pitch in to battle Woolsey Fire near LA

Forest Service chief grilled over charges of sexual harassment in agency

Too many deals will make drought plan unworkable, Ducey warns

California wildfire death toll rises to 44; Arizona firefighters assisting efforts

NAU policies on composting, single-use plastics are catching on in Flagstaff

Hunters help safeguard Arizona’s deer and elk from chronic wasting disease

Costly and nasty: Failure of Prop. 127 won’t stop renewable energy push, experts say

Is the changing climate making you anxious? You’re not alone.

Prop. 127: Voters reject drastic reshaping of Arizona’s energy future

Down in the mud: Arizona researchers probe seabed for clues about monsoons

Arizona lacks vehicle idling regulations, encourages voluntary action

Grand Canyon gap: Arizona national parks need $531 million to fix roads, buildings

Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine

Likely closure of coal-fired power plant bringing dramatic change to Navajo Nation

Grand Canyon Park superintendent reassigned while under federal investigation

Prop 127’s potential to reshape Arizona energy has electrified supporters and opponents

Why do we keep building in fire-prone areas? Money is one reason

Western wildfires will increase because of climate change, UA researchers say

Trump plan to boost Western water by easing rules worries advocates

Why there’s a legal fight to protect the native roundtail chub

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set rainfall records for October

Thinning effort to restore ponderosa forests to their natural state inches forward

The cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates for consumers

‘Our fish’: Dedicated biologists scour Colorado River to help endangered species survive

U.S.-Canada trade deal gives AZ dairy farmers hope, but worries about Mexico tariffs remain

‘Somebody’s going to have to use less’: Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

Intel, hoping to become ‘water neutral,’ funds Nature Conservancy project on West Clear Creek

Oops or Shine On? Phoenix program helps residents recycle better

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all its grocery stores over 7 years

Water thieves, beware: This Colorado ‘water cop’ is on the case

Beach cleanups help keep plastic out of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Hydrologists fan out across metro Phoenix to gauge flooding left in Rosa’s wake

Treatment plant battles leaking sewage pipe, heavy metals that kill key microbes

Supreme Court lets stand ban on new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

Arizona could lose millions without federal grant program for outdoor recreation

‘Love it, don’t trash it’: Freeway litter across metro Phoenix costs millions to clean up

Interior secretary’s Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure

Off the beaten path: Crowded trails lead to frustration, unsanctioned treks

Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely

Southern Arizona wind farm investigated after death of bat, eagle

They also serve: 4,254 volunteers keep Arizona national parks humming

Arizona’s first malt house saves water and supports local breweries

Phoenix takes steps toward a more pedestrian friendly downtown

Gray wolf faces new challenge: National Academies of Sciences review

Helium producer leases land near Petrified Forest; environmentalists worry about harm to animals, water

Grijalva, Bishop craft surprise deal to save fund for public lands

Report: Border wall hurts wildlife, people now, full wall will be worse

Democrats push back against GOP plan to change Endangered Species Act

Hopi Tribe trial to adjudicate water rights begins

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

Los Angeles seeks sustainable solutions for persistent problem of homelessness

Caltech scientist uses drones to herd birds away from aircraft

China ups ante in trade war, imposes tariff that could doom U.S. paper recycling

Tapped out, or plenty to tap? Developers argue there’s more water in the Colorado River Basin

Drought, wildfires take toll on Colorado river-rafting industry

It’s not just you. The mosquitoes really are worse this year.

SunZia power lines would destroy wetlands, kill birds, opponents say

Kombucha couture: Valley designer looks to grow her own clothing

The Santa Cruz River

Santa Cruz River in jeopardy if international sewage pipe ruptures again, experts fear

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Reservation

Environmentalists want Glen Canyon Dam removed, but is that possible?

After 11 years, legal, bureaucratic battles over Rosemont Mine continue

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

Arizona maintains thousands of water catchments to ensure healthy wildlife populations

Slow drip: Decades-long court battle over water hampers investment in rural Arizona

Study: Droughts are growing hotter under climate change

Phoenix Zoo makes a mini monsoon storm for super-small snails

As more Western cities turn to recycled water, they may face a curious obstacle: The ick factor

Tucson mom joins other parents pressing EPA for ban on toxic chemical

Phoenix partners with California company to turn palm fronds into feed for livestock

Lawn time ago: Tucson saves water with desert landscaping, synthetic grass

Flush with success: Low-flow toilets are water-conservation champ

Remembering the legacy of ‘Those Dam Women’

Non-native tamarisk are demonized across the West, but are they really the enemy?

Phoenix hopes to build mill to recycle certain plastics, easing pressure on landfills

Think you can escape pollution by going to a national park? Think again

Unlikely allies back bill to fund $11.6 billion in national parks work

How Arizona’s largest aquarium keeps its sharks happy, healthy

Endangered species changes either ‘long overdue’ or ‘massive attack’

Arizona is among top states for renewable energy, report says

Arizona officials target species of invasive snail in the lower Salt River

From injured turtles to sustainable clothing: Former Hamilton standout finds his passion

Plan to ‘modernize’ Endangered Species Act called ‘extinction bills’

Arizona rancher says ‘dysfunctional’ rules hurt environment, ranchers

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

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

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

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

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

A Fourth without fireworks: Flagstaff has been there before

Grassroots group works to save wild horses on parched Navajo Reservation

Reclamation commissioner to Arizona: Get a water deal done this year

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 5 – Smart sustainability

The Goldilocks approach: Arizona HOAs strive to balance lush grass with water conservation

Feds to reconsider yellow-billed cuckoo’s threatened species status

Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’

Study: Phoenix region among worst for air pollution, researchers recommend changes

Yuma lettuce growers work to rebuild consumer trust after E. coli outbreak in March

Arizona wildlife managers rely on public to help stop poaching

Arizona reboots talks on drought plan while rest of Colorado River Basin watches

ASU partners with Valley Metro to equip buses with thermal sensors

Zinke has ‘no intention’ of revisiting Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

Sportsmen push to keep uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

Colorado River reservoirs expected to be less than half full by Sept. 30

From pools to popsicles, Phoenix Zoo works to keep animals cool

Monsoon season is here: What to do when the weather turns dangerous

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green living

Wildfires have burned 75,000 acres in Arizona, but experts had predicted more

Phoenix haze photo

Flag days: First business joins Arizona program on air-quality alerts

Trump plan to boost coal eyed cautiously by Navajo power plant backers

Water savings and checking accounts: How cities bank on future supply underground

Officials warn that West faces another ‘challenging’ wildfire season

China’s policy shift forces U.S. cities to tighten recycling rules to reduce contamination

Stubbornly steadfast: Mules have kept the Grand Canyon moving since the 1880s

Three bears killed for posing public safety threats in Arizona urbanized areas

Flagstaff bans recycling of plastics other than bottles, jugs and jars

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 3 – Neighborhood eco-watch

Experts: Don’t look to monsoon season for weather relief any time soon

In midst of drought, Moon Valley, Lookout Mountain golf courses to stop irrigating with drinking water

New River to get new water supply, but can the deal control development in the area?

Phoenix, Buckeye among biggest-, fastest-growing cities in U.S. in 2017

Development in New River draws attention to subdivision laws

Eagle eyes: Nest watchers safeguard the next generation of Arizona bald eagles

More than 4,000 acres of land in northern Arizona to be auctioned for gas and oil exploration

Puerto Rico’s push for food independence intertwined with debate over statehood

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 2 – To conserve and protect

Arizona’s water supply plagued by drought, SRP managers work to ensure steady supply

Advocacy group pushes back against seed saving prohibitions

Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

Tucson entrepreneur finds his groove cutting records out of unusual materials

Groups restoring former WWII-era African-American officers club at Fort Huachuca

The right stuff: Young women take rising interest in taxidermy

Smart dressers: Technology flourishes in wearable fashion designs

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Arizona, U.S. and tribal officials work to save native Apache trout from extinction

Few Arizona buildings certified as ‘net zero,’ extreme climate poses challenges

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 1 – Outside the box

How Monopoly, Jenga and Battleship show cryptocurrency’s energy drain is no game

Hazardous materials: Agencies respond to scores of spills and accidents in Arizona every year

Yuma plant meant to conserve water will cost millions to update

Scientists test device that can extract water from dry Arizona air

Extreme heat, other environmental factors could threaten health of Arizona residents

National Park Service works to attract more ethnically diverse visitors

Rat poison in prey threatens owls, other animals across Arizona

California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona

Upper Colorado River leaders: Arizona ‘threatens’ delicate water balance

Coloring care: California nonprofit makes new crayons out of broken pieces, donates them to children’s hospitals

Lawmakers, witnesses grapple with how to save Navajo Generating Station

Malibu bans plastic utensils and straws; Arizona unlikely to do the same

Trump administration lifts environmental obstacles to building border wall in New Mexico

Arizona communities receive thousands of dollars to clean up contaminated or blighted ‘brownfields’ properties

McCain, Udall honored for their legacy of supporting Grand Canyon

Keep watching the skies: Fountain Hills earns ‘dark sky’ designation for lighting limitations

Arizona sees continued solar job growth, despite national dip in 2017

Alamo Lake boating and fishing takes hit during dam maintenance by Corps of Engineers

Arizona snowpack near record low this year, but SRP says the situation isn’t dire yet

The green light: ASU, Salt River Fields team up, move forward to make sustainability priority

Milk-alternative industry booming; raw milk might save dairy market

Phoenix cannabis company uses Super Bowl trash to make concrete in struggling California town it owns

Arizona desert bighorn sheep thrive with help of conservationists – and hunters

National parks in Arizona using microchips and photo-mapping to deter thieves

Interior Secretary Zinke visits Arizona borderlands to talk up Trump’s wall

Living in the margins: ‘Ecovillages’ take sustainability to personal level

Chandler recycling company gives jeans a new life

Herd mentality: Arizona sends 60 elk to restore West Virginia population

Arizona, California mayors unite to tackle affordable housing, homelessness issues

Bats, boxes and bridges: Officials build new homes for bats in Marana

Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining

Mobile app uses Arizona’s outdoor enthusiasts to collect data about water resources

Leaving tracks: Adrenaline-fueled count shows scant growth in Mexican gray wolf population

Gallego, Latino community promotes Clean Power Plan

Arizona falconry takes flight in efforts to promote conservation

Advocacy groups pressure state to ban bee-killing pesticides

Advocacy group warns public about ‘regressive’ policies on environment, solar industry

Witnesses say environmental rules hinder Border Patrol agent access

A recycling deep dive: Golf balls that land in water hazards often find new life

Arizona farmers, pressured by grinding drought and urban sprawl, look for ways to save water

Endangered fish have re-emerged in the Santa Cruz River, but will they last?

Tempe group turns old ASU vinyl banners into tote bags

200 protesters march at Arizona Capitol to oppose shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Trash talk: Sustainability more than just word to Phoenix Open

Phoenix recycling officials: Plastic bags contribute to lost time worth about $1 million

As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep trails safe for park visitors

Land Feud

Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

Millions of Americans turn to bottled water, but is it safer than tap?

Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Tree thinning tackles Ponderosa pines to lessen Coconino wildfire danger

An Arizona dairy woman grows appreciation for female farmers

Progress on new binational drought plan in Colorado basin slow going


Too historic to tear down? Battling over blighted houses in Bisbee

Phoenix Open honored internationally for sustainability efforts

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

Environmentalists sue to block ‘dangerous’ Rosemont copper mine


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


Snowbowl bypasses Mother Nature, makes own snow for opening

Hercules the horse photo

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

Faith Leaders

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


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

Hop dance

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

Trash pickup volunteers

Copperstate 4 Wheelers complete annual cleanup across Tonto National Forest

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

Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers


Community groups call on Ducey to ‘commit to action on climate change’

Bats doing well in Arizona, despite being battered elsewhere

Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

Plan keeps most of Sonoran Desert National Monument open to shooters

Three Arizona military bases now being tested for water contamination


Losing Lake Powell’s quagga mussel invasion battle, but trying to win the war

EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

No shooting sign

Interior Department may expand recreational shooting on federal lands

Fire Station 5, Santa Rosa, California

Arizona forestry department sends 150 firefighters to California to battle wildfires

Land Feud

House advances bill to limit president’s creation of national monuments


Earth Day founder Denis Hayes has new quest: use the Valley’s sun to power ‘living buildings’

Rainwater system landscaping

If an Arizona resident harvests rainwater, will rebates come?

Rubber crumbs

Rubberized highways, roofing cool urban heat islands in Arizona


Arizona benefits as climate change alters wine production

Diaper donations

Diaper Bank organizes diaper drive for Texas, Florida hurricane victims

Arizona teen joins Capitol push to replace diesel buses with electric

The Grand Canal, Phoenix

Bike paths and walkways mark grand goals for Grand Canal

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

Lawmakers seek solutions as wildfires burn hole in firefighting budget

Water purification process

Would you drink beer made from wastewater?

Purchase opens 32,600 acres near Coronado Forest to hiking, hunting

Environmentalists, ranchers trade barbs in killing of Mexican gray wolf

Endangered Shuffle

With as few as 100 left, Arizona turtle wins endangered species status

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

Wheat breeds

From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

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

Flagstaff official says cities should use disasters to prepare for future

Salt Cedar trees along Gila River

Southwest Valley officials to cut salt cedar trees invading Gila River bed

Advocates warn that cuts to EPA budget will be felt in Arizona programs

Phoenix, Tucson get middling scores in UN look at cities’ sustainability

bald eagle

Conservation groups to continue Sonoran bald eagle protections

Court rejects bid to declare Sonoran Desert bald eagle endangered

Zinke recommends keeping all national monuments, downsizing some

cardboard school bus

Arizona group wants $57 million Volkswagen settlement to go toward electric school buses

Thousands of Arizonans attend viewing parties to catch rare solar eclipse

Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

Despite best efforts, years of drought leave state little room for error

Activists angered as DHS waives environmental rules on border projects

Study: Extreme heat could ground airline flights more often

Verde River ranchers worry about safety in Arizona’s newest state park

Tips to save your home from monsoon damage

Land Feud

1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

GOP, Democrats spar over best way to save Endangered Species Act

Out of nowhere: Flash floods strike with deadly ending

Storm damage to Burton Barr library sends patrons, staff to other branches

Customers regain power, crews clean up damage from weekend monsoons

Arizonans at ‘play-in’ still bring serious clean-air message to Capitol

Arizona farmer testifies regulators hinder, more than help, organics

Researchers study urban heat from the sky, with hopes of a slightly cooler future

Urban hydroponic farms offer sustainable water solutions

Cacti feel the burn of harsh Phoenix summer

Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire