Arizona drowning deaths are on the rise. A new water safety survey from the American Red Cross shows more than half of all Americans cannot swim and only 56% of self-described swimmers can perform five basic swim safety skills.
Fire crews and a few volunteers from the community have kept flames from the Slide Fire from reaching 300 structures in Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon. But residents and businesses are still reeling from the impact of the blaze.
Since the late 1990s bison have made the Grand Canyon home. That herd has grown too big and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water resources and trampling through archaeological sites.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reconsidering its stance on the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in southern Arizona. The agency will be taking a closer look at the mine’s impact on endangered species.