TO'HAJIILEE, New Mexico – Across the country, 49% of Native American homes lack access to reliable water sources, clean drinking water or basic sanitation. Homes in the Navajo town of To'hajiilee, just outside Albuquerque, are no exception. Taps run black with sediment and orange with rust, and nearly 2,000 residents rely on truckloads of water for drinking.
LOS ANGELES – This past summer was the worst kitten season in years due to many trap-neuter-return clinics losing funding to continue their services because of COVID-19. With a cold winter ahead and these clinics reopening their services, the TNR method has never become more important than now in protecting the livelihood of these cats.
WASHINGTON - Theft of catalytic converters - a part of a car's exhaust system that changes toxic gases to less-harmful emissions - is surging across the country, and Arizona has seen the second-highest increase in thefts in the nation in 2021, according to one report.
Wet meadows provide critical wildlife habitat and act as natural sponges, holding water during drought. But encroachment and climate change are major threats.
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Joshua trees have interim protections in California under the state’s Endangered Species Act, but the threat of climate change and wildfires could wipe out most of the population of the iconic yuccas.
WASHINGTON – The popular 4FRI forest maintenance program is back on track with a more focused, "more realistic approach" that appears to have government, industry and environmental officials in rare agreement.
Some of the most important researchers and decision makers in Western water management will be in Las Vegas next week discussing the future of the Colorado River. The annual conference comes ahead of mandatory cutbacks in the basin implemented by the federal government.
MESA – Water levels on the Salt River have been healthy all summer and have led to ample eelgrass for the wild horses that roam its banks. Now SRP is cutting back on releases into the river, and a group dedicated to the horses is worried about the horses’ food source.