The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved in agriculture and real estate.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is threatening to sue the federal government in an effort to force the development of an updated Mexican Wolf recovery plan. The agency served Interior Department officials with a notice of intent Tuesday.
Over the winter holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the Valley faced no-burn days. That raised the ire of a number of residents, who complained about not being able to sit around a crackling fire with their families — especially when nighttime temperatures dropped into the 30s.
The Phoenix area is a desert, but there are some communities that have more prominent greenery and lawns. In a lot of cases, that’s been maintained for decades by irrigation. But what are the complications around irrigation?
New Mexico's oil and gas industry is the goose that lays the golden egg. In recent years the industry generated about 30 percent of the state's revenue, which makes some in government especially protective of it.
A former Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy accused of helping drug and human smugglers will be released from custody. The corruption charges against him were dismissed when key wiretap evidence against him had to be tossed out.
A Homeland Security audit has found significant disparities between the estimates and actual costs of the drone fleet used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Internal watchdogs are recommending the agency reconsider its plans to expand the program.
The Goldwater Institute is suing the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting down a start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wanting to share travel plans and flight expenses.