Sustainability

Gallego, Reid call for more protection for federal lands, not less

WASHINGTON - Western lawmakers joined Olympic pentathlete Margaux Isaksen Thursday to warn against attempts to move federal lands into state or private hands and to call on the president to use his authority to expand national monuments.

Activists, tribes hail EPA’s Superfund designation for Gold King Mine

WASHINGTON - Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government's announcement Wednesday that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

OATMAN, AZ – A wild burro approaches a saloon in the sleepy Arizona town of Oatman, and taps its hooves on the sun-weathered porch. Right on cue, the saloon owner comes out, pats its head and offers it a bite-sized hay cube.

Pii Paash concerned about reclaimed water on Gila River land

LAVEEN - A deal to trade Colorado River water for reclaimed water to irrigate fields on the Gila River Indian Community has been the source of a months-long battle between the Pii Paash people and the larger Gila River community.

Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.