Court rejects claim that copper mine land is needed for jaguar preservation
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that regulators were wrong to conclude that parts of Pima County targeted for a copper mine are critical to the preservation of endangered jaguars, reviving chances for the stalled Rosemont Copper mine.
Desert Botanical Garden nurtures endangered monarchs and native butterflies at Majestic Mariposas exhibit
PHOENIX – Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is opening its spring butterfly pavilion to show off native butterfly species, including the endangered monarch. The garden’s ongoing Great Milkweed Grow Out lets visitors buy milkweed for their home gardens to help increase the monarch population. Milkweed is essential for monarchs to lay their eggs and for caterpillars to eat.
Las minorías pueden enfrentar menos opciones de tratamiento para la adicción a los opioides
LOS ÁNGELES — La metadona y la buprenorfina son los dos principales tratamientos para la adicción a los opioides. El acceso a los dos medicamentos puede diferir según la raza y las ventajas económicas.
Minority groups may face fewer opioid addiction treatment options
LOS ANGELES – Methadone and buprenorphine are the two leading treatments for opioid addiction. Access to the two can differ based on race and economic advantages.
Piggin’ out for the planet: Halloween pumpkins wind up in livestock, not landfills
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.
Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.
Orange goes green: ASU mall earns certification for sustainable landscapes
TEMPE – Outdoor spaces can be certified as sustainable under the SITES program. California, Texas and other states have been quick to adopt the standards, but Arizona has not. ASU is an exception.
‘Live and learn’: ASU’s historic softball season comes to close in super regionals
TEMPE – The Arizona State softball team’s historic season comes to an end after Northwestern eliminated the Sun Devils in a super regional round of the Women’s College World Series.
Arizona lawmakers praise Zelensky, urge support for Ukraine – to a point
WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers praised the "bravery" of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and most backed his calls to Congress Wednesday for increased military and humanitarian aid to his war-torn country, but they balked at his demand for a no-fly zone.
Court: UArizona not liable for off-campus assault by former player
WASHINGTON – The University of Arizona cannot be held liable under Title IX for a football player's off-campus assault of his girlfriend, even though the university exercises "substantial control" over its athletes, a federal court said.
26 marijuana dispensary licenses available through Arizona equity program
PHOENIX – Social equity licenses to sell marijuana could help Arizonans, particularly those of color, who have been harmed by the long-running war on drugs.
Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals band together to fight maternal mortality
PHOENIX – Pregnancy-related deaths have been rising in the U.S., especially among Black and Indigenous women. In Arizona, a new effort aims to address that by providing hospitals with standards of care to help spot complications before it’s too late.