Tapped

Navigating murky waters: how laws and regulations can hinder tribal initiatives

Nov 3, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the intersection of preserving tribal heritage, defending precious resources and reforming mining laws.

A generational battle: How a tribe’s concern over uranium mining on ancestral homelands brought Biden to AZ

Oct 27, 2023 In this tapped episode, Katya Mendoza and Paola Rodriguez explore the history of the Havasupai people's fight to stop uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

Oct 19, 2023 In this Tapped episode, Danyelle Khmara delves into the Grand Canyon's water infrastructure challenges and the extraordinary Transcanyon Waterline upgrade, highlighting the complexities of delivering clean water in this iconic natural wonder.

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Oct 11, 2023 Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

Water and housing redux

Oct 10, 2023 The story of a home development in Cochise County has taken a second big turn since we published Episode 4 of this series, so Summer Hom is back with the latest on this ongoing saga.

Water and Copper: How mining's history follows Arizona's feelings about water use in the state

Sep 27, 2023 Mining was Arizona's first billion-dollar industry. As we consider our state's economic drivers and their water use, we ask not only how much water goes into mining but what its aftermath does to water.

Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes

Sep 20, 2023 The state's mild winters are often a plus for people who move here. So how does that growing population interact with a shrinking water supply?

Why is alfalfa one of Arizona's biggest crops?

Sep 6, 2023 Three of the 5 Cs that traditionally made up Arizona's economy have to do with agriculture. So how is that industry doing as water gets scarce?

How water gets to (most of) us

Aug 30, 2023 Most of us get our water from a utility company, be it a large municipal one or a small private entity. This week, we look at the work that one small company does to keep the water flowing, and what happened when another utility had a big problem.

When dams break

Aug 23, 2023 As our infrastructure ages, what can happen when structures that are often massive give way?

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