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Grand Canyon Protection Act passes House

The bill would permanently protect the region around the national park from new mining claims.

Conversation with health expert in the Navajo Nation about COVID-19

The head of the Navajo Department of Health also talks about her experiences advising then President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19.

Arizona changes 'use it or lose it' water law

A bill signed last week allows water users to voluntarily conserve water without risking loss of the rights to it.

PFAS contamination draws local, national cleanup efforts

The so-called “forever chemicals” accumulate in bodies and can have numerous health impacts.

After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done

As President Biden takes the helm, conservation groups take stock of the border wall’s environmental impacts.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe secures federal grant for water pipeline

The nonpotable water project would free up 50 acre-feet of drinking water for the tribe each year.

Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

Upper Colorado River drought plan triggered for first time

A recent federal forecast showed one of the river’s biggest reservoirs -- Lake Powell in Utah -- dropping below a critical threshold.

Forecasters: Rain, snow on tap for drought-weary Southwest

Drought stricken region badly needs the moisture

Predicted Arizona dry year could impact trees, cause fires

After driest year on record in 2020, no relief is in sight

When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow?

Researchers are trying to understand the impacts to water sources from large fires.

National Weather Service: Dryness defined 2020 in Southwest

Record or near-record dryness across Arizona and the region

Colorado River watershed forecast looks very dry for start of 2021

The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are likely to drop next year if demands stay the same.

Checking in on the health of the Santa Cruz River

Upgrades to the county’s wastewater treatment continue to improve the vitality of the river and the wildlife it supports.

State unveils draft legislation to create surface water protections

The process comes after the Trump administration's rollback of Clean Water Act protections.

State works to clean up chemical pollutants in Tucson water supply

ADEQ is addressing PFAS contamination of Tucson backup groundwater wells.

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