Arizona bald eagles had their most productive breeding season this year since they were listed as an endangered species in 1978. Wildlife officials report the increase is indicative of long term population growth.
The chemical spill into Colorado’s Animas River has made its way downstream and is now affecting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Farming Authority has shut off public water intakes and irrigation canals. And that leaves hundreds of Navajo farmers driving long distances to water their crops.
Navajo farmers met with EPA emergency responders Wednesday to air their frustrations. Last week the EPA unintentionally spilled 3 million gallons of yellow mine waste into the Animas and San Juan Rivers, a main water source for the Navajo.