GLENDALE – Potassium-based granules that suck up water and release it when needed are being injected into ASU West soccer fields, which use 11 million gallons a year.
PHOENIX – Conservation and innovation, along with historic partnerships among the Colorado River Basin states, will be needed to eliminate the difference between what’s been promised and what’s actually in the riverbed.
WASHINGTON - The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service said it plans to take the Kanab ambersnail, a tiny snail found in just three sites in the Colorado River watershed, off the list of endangered species in light ot new evidence that the snail is not genetically different from other, more common ambersnails.
PHOENIX – When Western leaders divided up the life-giving waters of the Colorado River in the 1920s, they overestimated how much water was available. That “structural deficit” of 1.5 million acre-feet plays a role in the river’s dire situation today.
PHOENIX – Scientists at Arizona State University and the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff are working on a new Mars rover that they hope will be the first to bring samples back to Earth.
PAONIA, Colorado – Microsprinklers are replacing flood irrigation along some parts of Colorado’s Western Slope, which is saving farmers water and reducing the amount of salt and selenium flowing each year into the Colorado River.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.
PHOENIX – Decreasing water levels in white pelicans’ natural habitats are forcing the wetland birds to migrate to find refuge in the Arizona’s maintained lakes.
WASHINGTON - They may have turned out the lights, but the party's not over at the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta coal mine. The facilities' owners face years of decommissioning and cleanup and possible decades of environmental monitoring of the sites, which closed for good this fall.