Sustainability

Report: Mexican gray wolf is a subspecies, keeps endangered status

WASHINGTON -The endangered Mexican gray wolf is still endangered - for now - after a six-month National Academy of Sciences study determined that it is subspecies separate from other gray wolves, which just lost their endangered species status.

Water officials press Senate on urgency of Colorado River drought plan

WASHINGTON - The director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources joined other state and federal water officials who told a Senate panel that there is an "urgent need" to authorize a multistate drought contingency plan for the Colorado River basin.

Republicans blast Green New Deal, Democrats say GOP is playing politics

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was one of just three Democrats to vote against the "Green New Deal," as the expansive environmental bill faced its first test vote in the Senate and a renewed round of criticism from Republicans who called it a job killer

Court says hunters can off-road in national forest to retrieve big game

WASHINGTON - Big game hunters in Kaibab National Forest are free to drive off-road to collect their kills, a federal appeals court has ruled, rejecting claims by environment groups that off-road vehicles would threaten the forest and threatened species that live there.