WASHINGTON - A Coconino County supervisor urged lawmakers to "make sure the federal government meets its responsibility" of maintaining national parks, which face almost $12 billion in needed backlogged maintenance projects - $313.8 million in the Grand Canyon alone.
WASHINGTON - Both sides at a Senate hearing on the Waters of the U.S. rule agreed they want clean water, but a Pima County official said a Trump plan would open the door to pollution while farm groups said an Obama-era rule was too burdensome and confusing to be effective.
COAL CREEK CANYON, Colo. – The Colorado River is short on water. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at a slate of proposed water projects in the river’s Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Denver Water wants to increase the size of one dam by 131 feet and fill the human-made lake with more water from the headwaters of the Colorado River via a tunnel that traverses the Continental Divide.
PHOENIX – The Woodbury and Mountain fires burning in the Tonto National Forest aren’t a threat to people, but both indicate what could be a trend over the next few months: as vegetation grows from the wet winter and dry out, Arizona is a tinderbox.