Species like Polar Bears and California Condors are often thought of when endangered species are mentioned. But now, an ASU researcher is saying greater immediacy and a dramatic shift in funding is needed to preserve and grow less-known endangered species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed initial reviews of 29 petitions to add or remove species from the Endangered Species List, eight of which are in Arizona. While most Arizona species petitions lacked enough evidence to change listing status, some raised concern to warrant further review.
Authorities say a wrong way driver is in critical condition following a head on collision with a tractor trailer rig on Interstate 10 early Thursday morning. The Arizona Department of transportation has fielded more than 300 calls about wrong way drivers in 2016.
The City of Mesa launched its bike share program Thursday. There are 100 bright green bikes at 12 different stations throughout the downtown area. Mesa Mayor John Giles says the bikes will help connect his community.