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Making a home for fish in the desert takes a little help – and a lot of PVC

Volunteers for Arizona Game and Fish are building "fish cities" to create habitat for fish in a central Arizona lake. ... Read more»

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Timely tips for staying safe during Arizona’s monsoon

A cooler Sea of Cortez means monsoon season should be slow in arriving this year, giving people time to prepare for power outages and other dangers associated with seasonal rainstorms.... Read more»

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»

Pentagon recognizes Salt River Project for supporting military

The Tempe-based utility received the Defense Department’s Employer Support Freedom Award on Friday at a Pentagon ceremony.... Read more»

Tribe OKs plan to begin shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate Monday, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators. The new lease agreement allows for decades of decommissioning work to begin in 2019 and includes amendments giving the tribe control of water to the plant and some of its assets.... Read more»

GOP, Democrats argue wildfire causes; SRP officials worries about effect

Republican and Democratic members of a House panel agreed Thursday that many factors have led to the rising number of wildfires in the U.S. That was all they agreed on. While Republicans said “frivolous lawsuits” have led to widespread mismanagement of forests, Democrats argued for greater focus on “the climate aspect.” ... Read more»

Tucson, Phx set to increase joint water conservation effort

Tucson and Phoenix water officials used the of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announced plans Tuesday for a more than five-fold increase in the conservation effort between the two cities.... Read more»

ASU Foundation links utility funds to anti-solar push

The nonprofit fundraising arm of Arizona State University gave $100,000 to a shadowy political group that spent at least $2.4 million on TV ads attacking state candidates who sided with the solar industry during last year's election.... Read more»

Tucson partners with Phoenix to ensure water supply

As Lake Mead hits its lowest point in almost 85 years, Arizona's two largest cities are taking steps to bank water for a not-so-rainy day. Phoenix and Tucson have formed a partnership that will store excess water from Phoenix's Central Arizona Project allotment in Tucson.... Read more»1

All that rain had little impact on Phx reservoirs

Those who endured last week's record-breaking rain in the Valley won't get much of a payoff at their taps. That's because the storm didn't have a measurable effect on area reservoirs. ... Read more»

Agreement signed to protect Payson water source from wildfires

Federal, private and local agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will help protect a crucial water source for Payson from the effects of wildfires.... Read more»

Arizona’s long-term water future: Balancing growth and drought

Residents of the Sun Corridor stretching through Phoenix and Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without any doubt that the state's most precious resource will be there. But are Arizonans ready for the conversations required to keep water flowing? ... Read more»

Former Phoenix mayor: Partner with Mexico to desalinate seawater

The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap in the ocean’s virtually limitless supply of water.... Read more»

Feds, White Mountain Apaches sign 'historic' water-rights deal

The federal government and White Mountain Apache tribe signed a “historic” water-rights agreement Tuesday that the two sides said will guarantee water for the tribe and benefit Phoenix water users as well.... Read more»

EPA gives SRP decade to clear Grand Canyon air

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing steep reductions in emissions from the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired plant near Page. Salt River Project, the plant's operator and a part-owner, says the equipment required for the reductions would cost up to $1.1 billion. ... Read more»

EPA sets new emissions controls on three Az power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency will require millions of dollars in new equipment at three coal-fired power plants in eastern Arizona, saying it will cut emissions and improve visibility at national parks and wilderness areas in the region.... Read more»

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