Science News

The United States Forest Service and wild horse activists will meet in court Wednesday to discuss the future of the animals on Tonto National Forest land. Last week, a federal judge denied activists a temporary restraining order to stop the Forest Service from rounding up horses near the Salt River.
Aug. 11, 2015
Abandoned mines are not uncommon in Arizona. The State Mining Inspector’s office estimates there are about 100,000 of them scattered throughout the state.
Aug. 11, 2015
Scientists are watching the spill of contaminated water from an abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado, especially downstream.
Aug. 11, 2015
Navajo Farmers Watch Crops Dry Up In Wake Of Mine Wastewater Spill
The Navajo farming authority has shut down irrigation for the rest of the season because of its concerns over contamination.
Aug. 11, 2015
The annual summer celestial fireworks show known as the Perseid meteor shower peaks in Arizona skies this week. Up to 60 shooting stars an hour are possible.
Aug. 11, 2015
Navajo President Threatens To Sue EPA Over Mine Spill
Federal and tribal officials are setting up potable water stations and alerting communities to the contamination, as the toxic waste is making its way through the reservation.
Aug. 11, 2015
Water contamination from an abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado in is flowing toward Lake Powell and the Colorado River. While the Phoenix area uses Colorado River water, officials believe there is little to worry about.
Aug. 11, 2015
About three million gallons of wastewater poured into the Animas River last Wednesday after a breach at a defunct gold mine near Silverton, Colorado.
Aug. 10, 2015
Contaminated water has been spewing from a Colorado mine site and into a river since late last week. Now, the National Park Service warns the polluted plume could reach Lake Powell early this week.
Aug. 8, 2015
EPA Releases Mine Waste Into Colorado
The Environmental Protection Agency unintentionally released about a million gallons of yellow sludge from a Colorado mine into the Animas River on Thursday. Officials downstream blasted the agency for not initially taking the spill more seriously.
Aug. 7, 2015
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has requested a stay against the federal government. He’s trying to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its clean power initiative announced earlier this week.
Aug. 6, 2015
Arizona Public Service wants to raise fees on its solar customers this year, but a ruling this week could put that request on hold.
Aug. 5, 2015
Water sanctions on California residents during the drought are being noticed by Arizona homeowners.
Aug. 5, 2015
Google Fiber is one step closer to landing in the city of Tempe and bringing faster Internet service to the community.
Aug. 4, 2015
Bee colony populations continue to drop because of several factors not well understood by scientists. However, new research may allow scientists to mimic how bees naturally vaccinate their young.
Aug. 4, 2015
Hikers on Arizona trails use cairns to mark the way and also to express themselves. But critics say moving rocks alters the landscape, causing erosion and evicting insects from their homes. They say it can also confuse hikers.
Aug. 4, 2015
Under the final Clean Power Plan, Arizona has one of the “moderate goals” for reducing carbon emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Aug. 3, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service now has a better view of wildfires from space, thanks to a new agreement with NASA.
Aug. 3, 2015
Several Arizona utilities are poised to meet a goal of 6 percent of renewable energy use next year thanks to utility-scale and rooftop solar projects.
Aug. 3, 2015
Let’s take a tour through the human body. But let’s skip over the brain, heart and lungs and get right down to the gross stuff.
Jul. 31, 2015

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