NOGALES – A federal bill would establish fair treatment between Nogales and the International Boundary and Water Commission, which handles transborder treaties and their application.
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a reversal of Obama-era definitions in the 1972 Clean Water Act.
FLAGSTAFF – The Navajo Tribe has long been dependent on coal for good jobs, but its leaders now are embracing renewable energy sources, including solar.
WASHINGTON - Two weeks after water officials told Congress of the "urgent" need to approve the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, the House and Senate both passed the plan, moving one step closet to ending years negotiations by seven states in the river basin.
WASHINGTON - There were 14 more Mexican gray wolves in the wild last year, a "huge relief" to conservationists but not nearly enough for them to stop worrying about the long-term viability of the endangered animal, which now numbers 131 in Arizona and New Mexico.
NOGALES, Mexico – Wastewater that contains raw sewage has been flowing into the Nogales Wash in Sonora, Mexico since mid-January, spurring concerns about the water supply for several communities.
PHOENIX – Virulent Newcastle disease has been found in an Arizona chicken flock for the first time since the outbreak began last year in California. It’s been found in Arizona near Flagstaff in a backyard flock of eight chickens.
PHOENIX – A group of scientists, climate experts, and government officials from around the country want to make what we know about climate change more integrated with run-of-the-mill choices about infrastructure and zoning. It would be a sort of climate service, akin to the National Weather Service.
FLAGSTAFF - Flagstaff and federal officials are using a helicopter to thin the forest on Mount Elden to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect the city’s watershed.
WASHINGTON - Tohono O'odham Chairman Edward D. Manuel told a House panel that lack of water has been killing crops and livestock - and, essentially, the tribe's economy - and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s wet winter was fueled by a climatological pattern known as El Niño, and forecasters say the pattern is expected to last through the summer. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a wetter monsoon.
TEMPE – The Art Resource Center, a nonprofit recycling center in Tempe, offers schools and nonprofits a variety of recycled materials to use in art projects free of charge.