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Enviro groups win bid for evidence on approval for Vigneto housing development

A judge ordered FWS to produce documents related to political interference that greenlit a huge housing development.

Major changes in environmental policy expected under Biden

Reclassifying Arizona waterways is among the items on the new administration's agenda

Minke whale skeleton comes to Bisbee

Students with the Bisbee Science Lab will clean and reassemble the whale for display.

Joe Biden inherits Trump's border wall — and its lawsuits

Candidate Biden said he would stop construction but never said he would tear down the new border wall.

2020 delivers setbacks for some long-planned Western water projects

Long-planned projects have run into roadblocks.

State shares framework for new surface water quality protections

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is working on regulations to fill the gap left by changes to the Clean Water Act.

More Santa Catalina trails and campsites reopen

The Coronado National Forest continues to evaluate safety conditions at trials and campgrounds in the wake of the Bighorn Fire.

In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon

In a mountain range too steep to cross, the Department of Homeland Security is spending millions of dollars on five miles of border wall.

DHS marks milestone as wall construction severs wildlife corridors

New border wall construction is nearly done in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas in Arizona.

Indigenous community in Sonora releases record number of sea turtles

A coordinator said while the pandemic has been hard on the community, less fishing and tourism has been a boon to turtle nesting season.

Mexico fishermen scoff at governor's suggestion to switch to taxi driving

The suggestion comes as fishermen in the Sea of Cortez struggle with increasing restrictions meant to protect a highly endangered porpoise.

For the West’s drinking water, wildfire concerns linger long after smoke clears

For municipal drinking water systems, fires are felt for years after they’re snuffed out.

Homeowners who avoid wildfire damage can find themselves in new flood zone

Even long after the flames of a wildfire are gone, those who live nearby face a serious increase in the threat of flooding.

Saguaros destroyed at national park

The vandalism happened around Oct. 3, rangers say.

In Yellowstone, America's 'first water park,' decades-old blaze marked start of megafire era

The wildfires ushered in a chapter of massive, frequent blazes as well as a new understanding of the ecological process.

'Falling on deaf ears': Tohono O'odham Nation reacts to use of force at Indigenous protest

Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. says tribal needs along the border are being ignored.

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