Environment


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Here’s What the Courts’ Recent Border Wall Rulings Mean

Despite questions as to the wall’s legality, the Trump administration celebrated the completion of its 200th mile last week.

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Trump’s Wall Construction Will Continue, SCOTUS Tells Environmental Groups Fighting to Preserve Species and Land

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case by four environmental groups trying to halt the construction of the border wall.

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Trump’s Border Wall Leaves Mountains Blasted and Saguaros Uprooted

As Trump visits Yuma to celebrate border wall construction, environmentalists lament its lasting damages, including uprooted saguaros, blasted-through mountains, and the desecration of sacred lands.

Photo by Rick Wiley, Associated Press
UPDATED: 2020 Is a Record-Breaking Year for Arizona Wildfires. Here’s What We Know So Far.

Get the facts on where wildfires are burning throughout the state, how 2020 stacks up to previous years, and the toll these fires take on the environment.

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Reopening Grand Canyon Is ‘a Recipe for Disaster,’ Critics Say

The national park is temporarily reopening for Memorial Day Weekend.

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A Tidal Wave Of COVID-19 Cases Are Overwhelming A Rural Hospital Near Navajo Nation

At least 32 hospital workers who have become infected say they all live with the fear of spreading the virus to their colleagues and relatives.

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Why COVID-19 Continues to Hit Tribal Families The Hardest

One-third of homes across the reservation have no running water, and many Navajo communities live in crowded houses where self-quarantine is impossible.