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Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross-border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona.
September 21, 2017
EPA official measures the pH
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
September 20, 2017
Mary Lynch
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
September 20, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking the size of six national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, according to a leaked memo from the secretary to President Donald Trump.
September 18, 2017
For the second time this summer, the Trump administration has lifted environmental restrictions so it can replace an existing border fence in California.
September 12, 2017
The Hualapai Tribe has agreed to end a decades-long conflict over Colorado River water rights in exchange for a $134 million pipeline that will supply water to the tribe’s Grand Canyon tourist attractions.
September 11, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
August 24, 2017
Grand Canyon-Parashant
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says no changes should be made to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
August 04, 2017
Customs and Border Protection logo
The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday morning to lift environmental restrictions for land along a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in order to begin building a new segment of wall.
August 01, 2017
Aljojuca lagoon in the central Mexican state of Puebla
Eight students from Northern Arizona University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are studying volcanoes in central Mexico to better understand the "plumbing" of monogenetic volcanoes.
July 25, 2017

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