MESA – Mesa and Chandler offer xeriscape incentives for homeowners to convert their grass lawns to more desert-friendly landscaping.
WICKENBURG, Ariz. – Date Creek Ranch in Wickenburg is working to demonstrate how cattle ranching can benefit the environment.
PHOENIX – Members of the Puerto Rican Center of Arizona have held six events across metro Phoenix to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico in September.
TUCSON – Two years after COVID-19 shut it down, Old Tucson reopened in early October under new management. Hollywood filmed Westerns at the site for decades, and now visitors again can soak up some of that history.
WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona high school students and alumni was in Washington this week to lobby for a bill that would block development of a copper mine at Oak Flat, land that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache.
WASHINGTON - A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation.
PHOENIX – As world leaders meet in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss global climate change at COP27, in Arizona initiatives are taking place to help deal with adaptation, heat resiliency and drought.
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles residents are fed up with trash they have decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own trash clubs, the city of Los Angeles, is stymied over the problem, and is heavily losing the fight against trash.
PHOENIX – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final revision of its recovery plan for Mexican wolves adds additional guidance for human-caused deaths, education and livestock conflict-avoidance measures. The update, released in early October, comes after a court ruling.
Pumpkin drives are becoming a popular way to give your Halloween pumpkins a second purpose while keeping them out of landfills, where they rot, generating greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. Better Piggies Rescue and Rover Elementary School are among the groups hosting donation drives to collect pumpkins to feed them to animals or to be composted.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A federal law provides grants to states that draft plans to expand electric-vehicle charging stations. Arizona will receive $76.5 million over three years to boost its EV infrastructure along interstate highways.
SCOTTSDALE – The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy wants to learn more about how the Sonoran desert tortoise interacts with urban development and how they move through the desert. It's using telemetry and GPS to track 22 tortoises in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve.