Sustainability

Forest Service plan to extend forest maintenance program is put on hold

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers and advocates said they were "blindsided" by the U.S. Forest Service's abrupt announcement this week that it would halt negotiations on a proposed extension of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative.


Feds deal another setback to Rosemont mine by upholding jaguar habitat

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Friday rejected a mining company's request to reduce critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the Santa Rita Mountains on land that overlaps the footprint of the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine.


On the crawl: Why so many caterpillars are wriggling around Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona’s wet monsoon season helped spawn thousands of plump yellow caterpillars around the state. The caterpillars now are looking for a place to become white-lined sphinx moths.


Court rejects Trump clean water rule with ‘significant’ Arizona impact

WASHINGTON - Environmental groups welcomed a federal judge's decision this week to overturn Trump-era clean-water regulations that were so narrow that many waterways in Arizona ended up being excluded from federal oversight.