A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. It was requested by a coalition of environmental and community groups which had filed a suit against the planned South Mountain Freeway.
The Sonoran pronghorn is light, fast and adapted for life in the desert, but just over a decade ago they were all but wiped out due to a severe drought. Now, efforts to help the endangered animal make a comeback are proving successful.
The U.S. Forest Service must reexamine a plan for allowing cattle to graze near Fossil Creek on the Coconino National Forest. A court has ruled the current plan jeopardizes habitat for the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.
New research supports the long-held hypothesis that the Grand Canyon is as young as 6 million years. That’s what geologists originally believed before a different study claimed it was tens of millions of years older. The study compares the western Grand Canyon with the Grand Wash Cliffs.
The Food and Drug Administration said last month that it plans to ban trans fats in most foods, giving companies until 2018 to reformulate their products or petition the FDA to allow the continued use of trans fats in their foods.