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Cows look out from the Riverview-owned Coronado Dairy farm near Willcox, Ariz.

Over the previous decade, Minnesota-based dairy operation Riverview had gobbled up more than 50,000 acres in Cochise County to build an expansive network of farms and feedlots, and the mounting water crisis has created a groundswell of anger in the Willcox Basin. Read more»

Climate advocates have long argued that the movement has been overly focused on individual responsibility when large-scale societal shifts can make a much bigger dent in carbon emissions.

For years, environmental campaigns have espoused actions like biking, taking shorter showers, and turning off the lights - but increasingly, Americans’ concern about climate change appears to be directed more toward the actions of politicians and corporations. Read more»

The ongoing drought in the West is already hitting electricity generation, causing some hydroelectric plants to pump out less power.

A looming heat wave this Labor Day weekend might threaten Western states’ power grids and their residents, with utilities already warning of rotating blackouts, and San Diego and Phoenix are taking aggressive steps to conserve water in the face of recent drought conditions. Read more» 1

The Canyon Mine, about 15 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

A new poll of likely voters in Arizona signals strong, bipartisan support for a permanent ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon – and hope for the passage of the Grand Canyon Protection Act, a bill that would permanently ban the practice. Read more»

At least six cities in Arizona have declared water shortages because of the drought. And with water at dangerously low levels in both Lake Mead and Lake Powell, tribal water will play an important role in the region’s water supply.

Since 2021, Lake Mead has been boosted by water from the Gila River Indian Community and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, but as historic water cuts were announced, different decisions by the tribes illustrate the difficult choices in the Colorado River Basin. Read more»