Stories tagged: "environment"


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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.

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2020 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Drought, Wildfires, and Heat in Arizona. 2021 is Poised to Be Even Worse.

After a record-breaking 2020, experts predict 2021 will offer little relief, which could have devastating results for Arizona.

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Tropical Forests Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Which Means We Could Save Them

Tucson's BioDome2 is showing researchers that the rainforest can handle rising temperatures better than initially thought.

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Trump Is Running Out of Time. So He’s Taking It Out on the Polar Bears.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the countdown to inauguration, Trump’s White House is doing all it can to ensure it happens.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, N.M. Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of the border wall began near Yuma, Arizona, this week, just as federal authorities announced they are diverting even more defense funds for wall projects. Crews began constructing a 30-foot steel fence along the Colorado River this week. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
Supreme Court to Hear Trump Plan to Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

The White House has been blocked by lower courts for attempting to use military funds to construct a wall at the US-Mexico border.

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.

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No Longer Forgotten: EPA Announces Plans to Clean Abandoned Mines in Arizona

The agency's west coast office will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines, a particular problem in Arizona's history of uranium excavation.