TEMPE — “The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound.
WASHINGTON - The federal government needs to "honor its commitment" to Arizona's White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" Tuesday in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.
PHOENIX – Sierra Club and Native American tribal leaders are asking the public to urge Arizona elected leaders to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument to protect it from mining and logging interests.
By Isabel Menzel and Eddie Keller |
Thursday, June 9, 2016
YARNELL – A wildfire has burned more than 1,200 acres near Yarnell, forcing the evacuation of about 300 residents and raising memories of the Yarnell Hill tragedy three years ago when 19 firefighters died.