Residents of the Sun Corridor stretching through the Valley and Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without any doubt that the state’s most precious resource will always be there.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer called on Arizona residents on Wednesday to be vigilant about preventing wildfires in the wake of an ongoing drought that has left the state even more vulnerable.Read More »
Sen. Chester Crandell has had enough of the “green” agenda he says is being imposed on hardworking Arizonans. That’s why the Heber Republican teamed up with Arizona’s homebuilders on SB1227, which would prevent cities or counties from adopting energy-efficiency plans.Read More »
State lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to immunize the Land Department from mistakes and negligence that result in forest fires -- even if that means destroyed homes and dead firefighters.Read More »
Lawmakers are taking aim at the endangered Mexican gray wolf, moving ahead with a host of proposals aimed at the federally protected animal in Arizona.Read More »
Lawmakers are taking aim at the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf, approving a host of proposals attacking the federally-protected wolves in Arizona.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that allows livestock owners to shoot wolves protected by federal regulations if the wolf is attacking other animals.Read More »
Some of Arizona’s leading experts in water policy warned that the state is facing both a short-term and a long-term water crisis, and agreed that solving the problem will require political leadership and more money.Read More »
More than 140 people are expected to go green at the Arizona State Capitol. Conservationists and other environmental advocates representing 24 different legislative districts plan to meet with lawmakers Tuesday for Environmental Day.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.