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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.

Fire officials claim success in fighting COVID-19 while fighting fires

Officials reported only a handful of positive test results on their crews, and they believe many of those came from exposure off the job.

Indigenous Peoples' Day border demonstration ends with tear gas, arrests

11 demonstrators taken into DPS custody during a Border Patrol checkpoint blockade in Pima County.

Homes complicate Arizona wildfire response

Development in Arizona's wildlands is making fires more expensive, and in some cases, more difficult to prevent.

Latest lawsuit against Fort Huachuca over San Pedro water use seeks documents

A conservation group has again sued over what it says is a failure to protect the river and its dependent species.

Bighorn Fire marks familiar cycle of renewal amid new chapter of bigger burns

Fire is a natural process, but it will take decades for some areas to recover or regrow habitat that burned this year.

Much of US Southwest left parched after monsoon season

Weather forecasters say the upcoming winter likely won't make up for the precipitation deficit.

NPS closes route to Quitobaquito Springs

Closure comes a day after O'odham leaders held a cross-border ceremony at the spring.

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