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Experts press case for forest management to head off catastrophic wildfires

The science is in and the time to act on forest management is now if the government wants to avoid more catastrophic wildfires, a panel of wildfire experts told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

Boom in Pandora moths a bust for pines of far northern Arizona

Researchers at NAU are studying a population boom among Pandora moths, an insect that in its caterpillar stage dines on pine needles. It's the most Pandora moths seen in 20 years. ... Read more»

Enviros renew call for ban on lead ammo in condor’s range

An environmental group says endangered California condors in Kaibab National Forest are still dying from lead poisoning, despite a significant reduction in Arizona hunters using lead ammunition. The Center for Biological Diversity wants lead bullets banned in the condor's range. ... Read more»

Judge denies motion to overturn uranium-mining ban near Grand Canyon

Conservation groups celebrated a federal judge’s ruling that denied a motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on uranium mining on 1 million acres of public land near the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

State wants court to dismiss suit that would ban lead ammo

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by conservation groups that aims to ban the use of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest.... Read more»

Az ammo effort saving condors from lead

To keep endangered California condors from ingesting lead, state officials are asking successful big-game hunters leaving the Kaibab National Forest whether they used lead bullets and, if so, whether they left behind gut piles.... Read more»

Federal plan won’t end uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Historically high uranium prices and the promise of nuclear power to curb America’s reliance on fossil fuels have sparked new interest in mining near the Grand Canyon.... Read more»