More Environment Stories

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

Mexican authorities meet with Rio Sonora mining spill victims

A legal representative of residents affected by the spill said the dialogue is a result of pressure the communities have put on authorities.

Tortoise deserves endangered species protections, enviro groups say

Two conservation groups have filed suit over what they say is the failure of the federal government to protect the Sonoran desert tortoise.

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.

New border wall could further deplete groundwater supplies

Some scientists and conservationists worry the water needs of the new border wall could put a valuable desert oasis at risk.

Tucson's bike share program adding docking stations

The city says it's bringing Tugo bicycles to more Tucson neighborhoods.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

"Never again, para nadie."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains

The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.

Understanding the legal decision blocking the Rosemont Mine

The opinion on mining and public lands could impact other projects across the West.

‘Build the wall’ across the San Pedro River? Many say ‘no’

Disparate groups agree that walling off Arizona's last free-flowing river is a bad idea.

Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

Rosemont Copper mine ruling expected to have national impact

If upheld, the ruling would make opening a large mine on public lands very difficult, experts say.

Forest Service releases environmental review of Resolution Copper mine

The agency is seeking public comment on the controversial project near Superior, Arizona.

Housing development near San Pedro River gets green light, again

The Army Corps of Engineers has once again approved a key permit for Vigneto, a huge housing development near Benson, despite environmental concerns.

Selected Archive Filters

Environment
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona