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Feds – again – deny endangered species status to Sonoran desert tortoise

The Sonoran desert tortoise has been denied endangered species status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a second time after a 14-year battle waged by advocates to protect the “ancient, iconic species of the desert.” ... Read more»

Feds spotlight 2 Az sites for solar projects

The federal government identified two sites in Arizona Tuesday as hot spots for solar energy, part of a larger plan to spur development of utility-scale solar projects in six Western states. The Arizona sites cover just under 6,000 acres and have the potential to generate 663 megawatts of electricity,... Read more»