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On a Wyoming ranch, feds sacrifice tomorrow’s water to mine uranium today

Underground vast reservoirs hold billions of gallons of water suitable for drinking, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Yet every day injection wells pump more than 200,000 gallons of toxic and radioactive waste from uranium mining into local aquifers.... Read more»

Active-duty military offered annual passes to nat'l parks

Beginning Saturday, active-duty military can receive a free annual pass that gives service members and their dependents access to more than 2,000 public land sites, including America's national parks.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Astronomers applaud e-billboard veto

Today on Buckmaster - Conversations with Robert Webb, of the Geological Survey, certified public accountant Michael C. Flowers, Alexis Lerwill and Daryl Koeppel on young women in the auto mechanics industry, and Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Agriculture, growth blamed for Az's groundwater depletion

Arizona has depleted its groundwater over the past 70 years enough to fill Lake Powell nearly three times, according to the first federal study of the state’s groundwater since the 1980s.... Read more»

Monsoon mudslides likely in Monument Fire burn areas

The intensity of the Monument Fire and the steeply sloped area where it occurred make mudslides there very likely during Arizona’s monsoon season, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.... Read more»

Artificial floods in Grand Canyon could reduce non-native trout

Artificial floods over 14 years helped rebuild sandbars in the Grand Canyon but may have pushed non-native rainbow trout into an area frequented by the endangered humpback chub,... Read more»