lithium battery, electric vehicles, Li-Cycle, Department of Energy, Casa Grande, Gilbert
Mar 1, 2023

DOE grants $375M loan for lithium battery recycling plant

The effort to satisfy a vast demand for lithium for electric vehicle batteries moved one step forward with a $375 million loan from the Department of Energy to Li-Cycle, a battery recycling company, to build a lithium-ion battery recovery plant near Rochester, N.Y., after plans for another such facility in Arizona were announced recently.

feral cows, Arizona, New Mexico, U.S. Forest Service, New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association, drought, West
Feb 17, 2023

Kill order for feral cows issued by US officials

A helicopter with a shooter will fly over a portion of the vast Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico next week, searching for feral cows to kill. The move sets the stage for legal challenges over how to handle unbranded livestock and other stray cows as drought deepens in Arizona and around the West.

Colorado River, Lake Mead, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Basin states, reservoirs, water shortage, drought
Jan 31, 2023

California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.

Oct 29, 2018

Changes in law and policy are needed to sustain all Arizona waterways

The Arizona Sustainable Water Workgroup (SWWg) advocates for more transparency, expanded stakeholder participation, and more sustainable solutions in Arizona water policy. At this crucial time for water policy decisions, our group has stepped forward to advocate for a fundamental concept that is often lost in the current water debate – the critical need to save Arizona’s rivers, streams, and [...]

Feb 22, 2016

Grand Canyon officials face discipline after report on abuse

The top two officials at Grand Canyon National Park are among those facing disciplinary action following a federal report that found they violated policies on reporting and investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the parkai??i??s river district.

May 28, 2015

Restored Clean Water Act protections will benefit millions of Arizonans

With Memorial Day behind us, summer has unofficially begun. And that means Arizonans will escape the heat by enjoying rivers like the Salt and the Verde, fish in the cool pine lakes up north and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.