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Legislation would let an Arizona tribe lease its Colorado River water allocation

A new proposal in Congress would let Arizona’s Colorado River Indian Tribes lease portions of their federal Colorado River allocations for the first time, a move the tribes said would benefit both the river and tribal economies.... Read more»

Arizona Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus

In one west Phoenix neighborhood, several Latina moms came together in a grassroots organization that works to spark environmental change in Latinx communities to help their kids by targeting the air-fouling diesel school buses their children ride each day.... Read more»

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth coronavirus relief package.... Read more»

#CoveringClimateNow analysis

It's time to panic about climate change and there is no Plan B

A brief summary of the challenge and solutions involvedclimate change, decarbonization, geohacking, termination shock and 12-year warnings with a twist of Stonehenge. ... Read more»

Advocates: Cuts to EPA budget will be felt in Az programs

Arizona received $315M in funding for specific federal programs over the past five years – funding that could be endangered by proposed cuts to the EPA budget.... Read more»

Study: Climate change will make wildfires worse for Arizona

As climate change worsens, one study looks at the impact that it could have on wildfires. The Cost of Carbon Pollution project concludes forecasts 100 percent more burned area in the U.S. by 2050. ... Read more»

Overtaxed Colorado River bathed with new life

For the next eight weeks, millions of gallons of water will gush from the Morelos Dam west of Yuma, reinvigorating the bone-dry river channel of the Colorado River as it flows south from the U.S.-Mexico border. Last week, a crowd gathered to celebrate the sudden appearance of flowing water, the result of an bi-national agreement to release water as part of a five-year restoration project.... Read more»

Restoration ideas flow from Southwest river experts

Scientists from across the western U.S. and northern Mexico spend three days in Tucson exchanging ideas for protecting some of the two nations' most endangered rivers.... Read more»