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Costly and nasty: Failure of Prop. 127 won’t stop renewable energy push, experts say

A California billionaire funneled millions of dollars to back renewable energy initiatives in Arizona and Nevada. Nevada’s passed. But in Arizona, that financial influence didn’t convince voters to say yes to following California’s renewable energy path.


Arizona could lose millions without federal grant program for outdoor recreation

APACHE JUNCTION – The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provides millions of dollars to Arizona outdoor projects, expired September 30.


Southern Arizona wind farm investigated after death of bat, eagle

COCHISE COUNTY – State officials referred Red Horse II Wind Farm to the U.S. Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division in connection with the death of a federally protected golden eagle and a lesser long-nosed bat.


SunZia power lines would destroy wetlands, kill birds, opponents say

SunZia, a $2 billion project to carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to Arizona, faces opposition from community groups about environmental concerns.


Arizona wildlife managers rely on public to help stop poaching

Nearly 100 wildlife managers travel across the state to monitor hunts, check tags and licenses and try to catch poachers.


Scientists test device that can extract water from dry Arizona air

A new device, created by MIT scientists, extracts water from the desert air in Tempe.


Arizona study finds ZIP codes serves as indicator of community health

A health study by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities shows disparities among communities.


Trump administration lifts environmental obstacles to building border wall in New Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has expedited construction of the reinforced border wall in New Mexico by waiving 20 environmental laws.


Keep watching the skies: Fountain Hills earns ‘dark sky’ designation for lighting limitations

Fountain Hills is deemed one of the world's 18 dark sky communities by the International Dark Sky Association for preserving their nights skies.


Leaving tracks: Adrenaline-fueled count shows scant growth in Mexican gray wolf population

The latest Mexican gray wolf survey shows an increase of just one wolf in the past year, bringing the number to 114.


Court proceedings continue after arrests of No More Deaths volunteers

Since the arrest of nine No More Deaths volunteers, the tension between the advocacy group, Border Patrol, and the desert land management along the U.S.-Mexico border has turned No More Deaths' 15-year winning streak in court now on its head.


Authorities grant stay to undocumented immigrant and father of five who sought sanctuary at Phoenix church

Jesus Berrones, an undocumented father of five whose story has garnered international attention, is spending his days and nights in a room at a north Phoenix church.