The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Forest Service. The environmental group filed notice Wednesday, saying the Forest Service violated a 1998 legal settlement. Back then, the service agreed to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.
The headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees hundreds of millions of acres of public land, will soon be moving out of Washington, D.C., and into the West. Colorado Public Radio’s Stina Sieg is based in Grand Junction, and joined The Show to talk about the move.
As states and countries deal with water scarcity, Jim Robbins says desalination has become an increasingly popular option. Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, talks about the list of potential solutions for Arizona’s water issues.
Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema may have had an epic battle on the campaign trail last year, but now they are joining together to sponsor a bill that works to address our region’s dry future.
The state’s largest wildfire so far this year is all but out. The Woodbury Fire began June 8 just northeast of Apache Junction and, so far, has burned more than 123,000 acres, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in state history.
The number of days with a heat index higher than 100 degrees in Arizona could more than double by the middle of the century, and the number of days with a heat index higher than 105 could more than quadruple by midcentury.
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage. → UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
Peoria is replacing its street lights with more energy efficient and longer lasting LED bulbs. Janet Ramsay, manager of the city’s streets division, said the city plans to replace 3,200 street lights throughout the city.
Heat-related deaths are all too common in Arizona. In 2018, excessively hot temperatures claimed 182 lives in the Phoenix area, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. It was a new record — and the numbers continue to rise.
“We want people to log on to a website and give us some feedback, you know, good, bad or ugly about how they feel about transportation in the city of Mesa and what we can do to be better at that,” Mayor John Giles said.
Twenty-five to 30% of what we put into the recycle bin is too dirty with other trash to go anywhere but the landfill. This percentage of dirty recyclables is covered primarily with food waste, according to a recycling association.
The fight over climate change has been one of the most intense public policy debates on the national and international stage. Though a great majority of the public believes in climate change’s existence, many elected officials have refused to agree with that assessment.