Stories tagged: "conservation"


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Arizona Is More Than the Grand Canyon. Here Are Other National Parks to Visit.

To celebrate its 105th birthday the National Parks Service is offering free admission to all national parks.

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What’s in a Name? Phoenix Zoo Asks Community to Help Christen Newborn Black-Footed Ferrets

The Phoenix Zoo has helped to breed more than 500 black-footed ferrets over the past 30 years.

In this Sunday, June 1, 2014, photograph, cattle graze at the edge of the Verde River in Camp Verde, Ariz. An 84-acre ranch along the Upper Verde River is being added to the Prescott National Forest to help protect the river's natural state and eventually enhance public access. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona’s Last Free-Flowing River Is Now Under Federal Protection

The 84-acre Rio Verde Ranch is now part of the Prescott National Forest, thanks to the efforts of conservation nonprofit Trust For Public Land.

Image courtesy Grand Canyon National Park via Associated Press
300 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Footprints Found at Grand Canyon

Researchers say they footprints pre-date dinosaurs, and originate from a time when the earth’s land was assembled into the supercontinent Pangea.

Photo by John Locher, Associated Press
7 Million Reasons to Conserve Water in Arizona

The Colorado River supplies water to farms and cities all across Arizona — but experts say that might not be the case for long.

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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Flagstaff Officials Warn Against Remaining Stagnant on Water Plan

The city's water plan indicates supply will last 30 years, but officials worry it might run out much sooner.