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Public Gets More Time to Comment on Increased Training Flights in Tucson

Davis-Monthan released its environmental assessment in September saying region would feel little to no effect.

Wastewater

Study Looks into Effects of Wastewater on Santa Cruz River

Sonoran Institute, local officials release initial report on water quality after recent upgrades to treatment facilities.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Two fishermen in boat at Lake Patagonia surrounded by trees and other natural scenery.

Orange Sludge Spill from Abandoned Mines Threatening Patagonia Lake

Local environmental officials say Asarco's cleanup efforts not good enough, cite company.

EPA Grants Arizona Tribes Millions for Water, Environmental Projects

Most of the $20M will go toward groundwater protection, riparian areas' restoration work.

Miles-Long Cell Phone Dead Zone in Oak Creek Canyon Worries Locals

Limited access hampered early efforts for emergency responders to fight Slide Fire; residents, visitors have been complaining for years.

Pima County OKs Davis-Monthan Environmental Assessment

Officials say they see no problem with expanded flight training at Tucson military base.

Wastewater

EPA Gives State $25M to Reduce Water Pollution

Funds will be used for safe drinking water projects, better wastewater infrastructure.

US Fish & Wildlife Investigating Death of Mexican Gray Wolf

Officials say carcass was found within Blue Range recovery area in Arizona.

Groups Say EPA Emissions Cuts to Navajo Station Not Enough

Environmentalists ask US Court of Appeals to review July decision asking plant to reduce power generation by one-third, other requirements.

San Pedro River

Lab Results: No Mine Contamination in San Pedro River

Results from water samples taken by ADEQ were normal after scare of possible toxic spill last week.

Feds OK Aid for Phoenix Homes, Businesses Affected By Sept. Floods

Brewer announces Small Business Admin. will help Maricopa County residents affected by last month's heavy storms.

Tucson, Phoenix Reach Water Sharing Agreement

PHX will send CO River resource it doesn't use to be saved in Old Pueblo aquifers.

Lead Poisoning Among Condors Down This Year

13 of endangered birds along Arizona-Utah border treated in past year after ingesting it, about half average for last five years.

Oak Creek Canyon Reopens to Public Wednesday

Was shut down for months after Slide Fire aftermath left a risky flood zone in area.

Glen Canyon Dam.

Interior Secretary Reinforces Glen Canyon Dam Preservation

Jewell says during recent visit cooperation of 7 Colorado Basin states key to save source of water, electricity to much of Southwest.

Free Admission to Parks on National Public Lands Day Friday

Also asking visitors to spend some of their time volunteering on clean-up projects.

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