If you drove to work this morning thinking the Valley looks hazier than usual, you're right -- and Canada's to blame.Mark Shaffer, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, tells New Times the haze isn't the usual smog that often blocks the mountainous scenery during the ... More >>
Image: www.azbordertrash.gov The state has launched a new Web site to bring attention to the trash dumped by border crossers in southern Arizona.A new Web site launched by the state of Arizona emphasizes the problem of litter from illegal border crossers and seeks volunteers f ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature advanced an abortion bill yesterday, while delaying a concealed weapons bill. The abortion measure, which requires final passage before moving to the Senate, would require health care personnel who treat women with complications from abortions to submit a report to the sta ... More >>
A possible extension of the Valley Metro light rail that would extend through Mesa is likely to get federal funding, according to Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. Smith presented the project to officials in Washington D.C. last week and claims that federal officials are all but sold on helping fund th ... More >>
Uranium mining could resume near the Grand Canyon this year, after the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued an air-quality permit to Denison Mines. The company plans to work the Arizona 1 mine, which hasn't been mined for two decades. Conservationists and Native American groups oppo ... More >>
Lead-contaminated glass at the Yuma location of Dlubak Glass recycling company is being shipped to South Korea, not the Philippines, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality now reports. Mark Shaffer, spokesman for the agency, tells us state officials named the wrong ... More >>
Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide
Painted Rock Reservoir's beauty is deceiving. It's one of the most toxic sinkholes in America
Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.
Something besides the dump stinks in Mobile
All of a sudden, the City of Phoenix wants a chronic polluter to stick around. What gives?
The death of tiny Autumn White should make lawmakers think more carefully about state budget cuts
Letters from the week of January 16, 2003
Phoenix's negligence left hundreds sick from toxic fumes. It's only a matter of time before it happens again.
Janet Napolitano is the Dems' lame anointee for governor. But Alfredo Gutierrez could beat her.
Farmers say it's nourishing. Critics say it's noxious. Either way, tons of California sewage is headed to Arizona.
People are sick and animals are dying near TRW's air-bag plant in Mesa.
Ranch owner's feud with feds has been dragging on for 10 years
Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.
Senator Bundgaard comes to the rescue of a polluter
A mining company mucks out its own mess at Pinto Creek
Maricopa County dumped hazardous waste at its property for years. But don't expect the county to pay for it -- ADEQ has already let it off the hook.
A family-owned company could go out of business because state Senator Russell Bowers has introduced legislation that would free a larger company from paying its share to clean up toxic groundwater
City responds to reports of tainted drinking water by lobbying state officials
It's crystal clear that the city of Scottsdale served its citizens water laced with a suspected carcinogen. But did city officials do it on purpose?
In Pine and Strawberry, the groundwater runs down to Phoenix. Now water reserves are shrinking, the two paradisiacal Mogollon Rim hamlets are drying out--and hardly anyone wants to admit it.
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.
THE STATE'S ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES SHIRKS ITS MANDATE TO CHECK USED OIL FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
FOR DECADES THE PROMISE OF CLEAN, HIGH-TECH PLANTS REPRESENTED ARIZONA'S FUTURE. NOW WE MUST ALL PAY FOR THE MISTAKES OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY