The San Pedro River originates around ten miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border and is the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest. Its preservation has been considered vital over the past few decades, but as more people move nearby, there are increasing worries about the San Pedro’s future.
Video Shows Saguaro Bulldozed To Build The Border Wall
As border wall construction commenced in areas of southern Arizona, environmental groups have been keeping a close watch. Even though it was informal, that included what Kevin Dahl saw and shot in a video: the bulldozing of healthy Saguaro cacti.
9 hours ago
Ripples Felt As The Navajo Generating Station Closes
The Navajo Generating Station is shutting down, creating a ripple effect across the region, from the families left searching for jobs to the Grand Canyon where its absence may mean improvements to air quality. Utility reporter Ryan Randazzo has been covering the generating station and what will be left in its wake.
9 hours ago
Report Closes Gap In Data On Connectivity In Indian Country
Nearly 20% of Native Americans living on reservations do not have any internet access at home, and more than a third rely on their cellphones to get online. Those are among the findings of a new report assessing tribal technology.
8 hours ago
Controversial BLM Head Addresses Environmental Journalists
The acting head of the Bureau of Land Management, recently reappointed, has been a controversial choice to lead the agency.
Oct. 14, 2019
Higher-Density Housing Leads To Lower Water Use
How a city is built strongly influences how much water that city uses.
Oct. 14, 2019
Predicting How Forests Will Respond To Climate Change
University of Arizona biology professor Brian Enquist is investigating how changes in global temperature will affect our forests. His study group is connecting with other researchers around the world to make detailed measurements of trees and soils to predict the impact of climate change on the Earth's ecosystems.
Oct. 14, 2019
Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish
A study conducted by Mexican researchers and international conservation groups has found microplastic in the stomachs of 20 percent of fish tested at three Mexican ports, including one in the Sea of Cortez.
Oct. 11, 2019
Environmental, Economic Concerns Over Proposed Arizona Interstate 11
A proposed new highway from Nogales to Wickenburg — and eventually beyond to Kingman — has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons.
Oct. 13, 2019
Mars Salty Lakes Reveal Ancient Drying Out Period
As NASA's Curiosity rover trundles up the central mound of Mars's Gale Crater, it investigates younger and younger deposits — including geologic evidence of a wet ancient environment drying out.
Oct. 11, 2019
Climate change has been called the new normal. But residents in some parts of the Southwest say after living through the last two years, there’s nothing normal about it.
Oct. 11, 2019
Tropical Fungus Might Have Reached Pacific Northwest Via Ballast Tanks, Tsunami
A tropical fungus affecting the lungs and central nervous system unexpectedly appeared in the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. A new hypothesis suggests a novel mechanism for how it came ashore.
Oct. 11, 2019
Pinal County Faces 100-Year Water Shortage
New projections by the Arizona Department of Water Resources predict a dire water shortfall for the Pinal County region in the next 100 years.
Oct. 11, 2019
Climate Change Is Hurting Arizona Trees
Trees in Arizona and other areas of the West have been hit hard many factors including wildfires and the bark beetle. Now, new research indicates that climate change in the form of extreme and inconsistent precipitation totals is also hurting some tree species.
Oct. 11, 2019
Arizona Sees Expanded Health Care Options For 2020
Gone are the days of just one health insurance provider in Maricopa County as companies expand their options under the Affordable Care Act for 2020.
Oct. 11, 2019
Can Smart City Technology Reduce Pedestrian Deaths?
The number of pedestrians killed continues to increase in Arizona, with the problem especially prevalent in Phoenix, but could technology be part of the solution to this problem?
Oct. 11, 2019
Southeastern Arizona Feels 2 Earthquakes
Southeastern Arizona felt two earthquakes, one Thursday evening and another early Friday morning. One on Thursday evening had a magnitude 3.9, followed by an early Friday morning magnitude 3.5 quake.
Oct. 11, 2019
UA Researchers: Blood Pressure Drug Can Help Heart Failure Patients
New results from the University of Arizona show the drug Aliskiren can delay the progression of congestive heart failure. The medicine is usually prescribed to regulate blood pressure.
Oct. 11, 2019
Head And Neck Melanomas In Young Adults Rose 50% In One Decade
The average age of diagnosis for melanoma is 65, according to the American Cancer Society. But the skin cancer is also one of the most common among young adults. New research reports on rates of head and neck melanomas in that group.
Oct. 10, 2019
Arizonas Rate Of Childhood Obesity Drops In New Report
Childhood obesity rates have remained fairly steady across the country over the past few years, but Arizona’s rates have dropped, and the state is now tied for 17th best in the country.
Oct. 10, 2019
Facial Recognition Tested At U.S.-Mexico Border
Customs and Border Protection is using facial recognition technology to confirm the identities of people walking across the border in Nogales and San Luis.
Oct. 10, 2019