While cities like Phoenix have stocked away enough to survive years of drought, that is not the case in the Willcox Basin, where the water table is rapidly declining. The situation is beginning to put a strain on homeowners and businesses.
In his new book, “All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West,” author David Gessner explores the impact the two writers had on the environmental movement in the United States.
Urban farming is increasing in the Valley, from community gardens to open-lot farms. And one family in Mesa is growing food in a new place — their pool. Now the Valley, and the world, are looking to them for help.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States every year, but less than half of them are successfully adopted. New research suggests that labeling a dog a pit bull could reduce their chances for adoption.
Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use. Today there's a government-led effort to buy back water rights to benefit the river. The water will irrigate native vegetation along the banks of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico.
In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an international water treaty. Today a government-led effort is attempting to restore the river to a more natural state.
Investigators said officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.