State legislators are proposing a law that says the state isn't liable for state employees fulfilling its duties on state land.Fighting wildfires happens to fall under the scope of that law, and the proposal is no coincidence, as precursors to lawsuits have been filed against the state in recent mon ... More >>
Image: American Solar Electric A group headed by Al Gore is hosting a library roundtable this Wednesday to talk about the hoped-for benefits of the Waxman-Markey bill, a plan to kickstart clean-energy industries now wending its way through Congress. (No, Gore won't be there). According to Rep ... More >>
A woman crawling on the U.S. 60 freeway was hit by three cars and caused a collision -- police don't know what she was doing there; she probably didn't know, either. Tempe's photo enforcement program is raking in dough. Navajo down: Phoenix Symphony releases CD of oratorio inspired by a Native Amer ... More >>
Beautiful Fossil Creek just northwest of Payson was given the status of "Outstanding Arizona Water" today by state officials, mandating that government must protect it from harm. In a 3-1 vote, the Governor's Regulatory Review Council approved new state water quality standards that prote ... More >>
War, slaughter, genocide and you feel like seeing a movie?
Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much
JAWS Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory
Navajos say making Snowbowl snow from reclaimed water is "genocide." Please!
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Church of Body Modification
The Zuni tribe's plans for Phoenix billboards were abruptly canceled by Clear Channel
The Spike clears up tale of the tortoises and the harebrained
What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?
From the week of August 2, 2001
Lunch with an environmentalist offers food for thought
'Stop urban sprawl!' 'Burn the rich!' 'An acre an hour is obscene!' Is it any wonder some are rooting for the arsonists?
Tolerance of ranching puts The Nature Conservancy at odds with the environmental community
Derrick Lee is the most powerful political figure you've never heard of
While the state and the Sierra Club jockey to curb urban expansion, the Secretary of the Interior is quietly pushing his own proposal. We've got the maps.
A prominent Southwestern environmental group is at the center of a squirrelly federal lawsuit
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
A development proposed for a north Valley slope has residents accusing the county of "collusion"
Already, the state's grand plan for halting urban sprawl appears doomed
Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
Western governors conference weighs pros and cons of environmental policy
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
Industry group's "Environmental Summit" puts pollution in perspective--its own
Like some weather cycle, the battle between skiers and Native American religion returns to Arizona Snowbowl
Outside groups leading the anti-immigration campaign in Arizona are trying to distance themselves from their own bigoted pasts.
Ranching takes a blow in the courts, an uppercut to the bottom line and a jab in the marketplace
Lake Powell's high waters are flushing the Grand Canyon again. Is it Mother Nature's fault or the Bureau of Reclamation's?
Dave Wegner's career with the Bureau of Reclamation seemed to be at peak flow. He had no idea it was about to run dry.
Cattle encroach on wildlife habitat in burned area near Four Peaks
From spikedaces to spotted owls, the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity has logged the legal system and rewritten the book on environmental activism
Is the Lone Fire a preview of California-style infernos to come?
Phelps Dodge wants to turn a dusty plain of toxic mine tailings into what it says is an environment-friendly golf course near the Verde River. No one can be sure whether the unprecedented plan will work. But that hasn't stopped anyone from fighting abo
Sierra Club lobbyist doubles as Tucson paper's legislative correspondent
WHEN A LEVEE ON BABBITT RANCHES GAVE WAY, THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS WERE LITERALLY PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL. NOW THEY'RE PUSHING BACK.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND INDUSTRY OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAS TAKEN ON A RELIGIOUS FERVOR
THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP; THE FOREST SERVICE HAS PROMISES TO KEEP