A proposal to reverse a federal ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon survived a committee vote Tuesday and could go to the full House as early as next week.Read More »
The decision by the state agency in charge of implementing air quality policy to repeal the Clean Cars program in favor of emission standards that aren't as stringent led to a chorus of protests from environmentalist and health advocates.Read More »
While all sides agree that Arizona’s air quality woes require a long-term fix, the latest effort to adopt a less stringent standard for curbing car emissions shows that the state program to combat air pollution is defined less by consistency and more by the winds of Arizona’s ever-changing political landscape.Read More »
Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Snowflake Republican, has asked for Senate President Russell Pearce’s permission for her to convene the Border Security, Federalism & State’s Sovereignty Committee to investigate the Wallow Fire.Read More »
Deep within the canyon, a few miles removed from the mule trains of the popular Bright Angel Trail, Horn Creek creates a ribbon of green vegetation here before plunging toward the Colorado River.
But the handful of people allowed to camp in this splendid isolation receive a warning with their permits: Don’t drink the water when Horn Creek is flowing. It’s radioactive.
Arizona’s forests must be thinned to address overgrowth that harms watersheds and endangers wildlife and surrounding communities, the state’s top forestry official told lawmwakers Thursday.Read More »
A dwindling Saguaro National Park in the Sonoran Desert outside Tucson suffocated by an invasive grass. Baren prairies where pine forests once thrived near Flagstaff. The Colorado River run dry, leading to desalinated ocean water as drinking water for the state. These are just a few of the possibilities that experts offered for how Arizona’s forests, deserts and major metropolitan areas might look at the end of the century given generally accepted rates of global warming.Read More »
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has voted to support congressional action aimed at removing gray wolves from the federal endangered species list.Read More »
Ben Grumbles, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, announced that he'll step down from the agency by the end of the year. Grumbles announced the resignation to the ADEQ staff in an email Oct. 28.Read More »
Forest officials intend to close some of these trails as part of a plan to reduce the impact of off-road travel, as part of an initiative launched in 2005 to mitigate the effects of off-highway vehicles in all 155 national forests.Read More »