Hand grenades were found at the New River ranch where a man lost his foot in an explosion last week.A 49-year-old man apparently stepped on something that exploded while he was helping friends move out of a house on the ranch, which used to be owned by a military-weapons maker with a shady backgroun ... More >>
An Environmental Protection Agency document from the late 90s states "caches of explosives" were found at the New River ranch where a man lost his leg in an explosion this week.The former owner of that ranch, Charles Byers, who manufactured explosive devices at the site, told a TV station in Califor ... More >>
"Is Phoenix tap water safe to drink?" the City of Phoenix's Water Services Department asks itself in a Q&A document."Phoenix tap water meets or surpasses all federal and state requirements for health and safety," it answers in the document revised last week. "More than five million tests and measure ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons The Collier Center is one of Phoenix's most energy efficient buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual list of U.S. cities with the most energy-efficient buildings. Phoenix ranked number 20, just ahead of Ogden, Utah, and Charlotte, North ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Russell Pearce's Police State Bill on the Today's COW Calendar, Will Sanity Prevail in Sa ... More >>
Health officials at children's hospitals around the Valley say that hundreds of Arizona kids have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening respiratory virus. The virus, known as RSV, is a common cause of inflammation in the airways of the lungs and pneumonia, and its symptoms are simila ... More >>
Lisa Jackson, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, has been so focused on saving the world from America's greenhouse gases that she seems to have forgetten about serious pollution in the Phoenix area. Jackson is in Copenhagen this week for the international talks on carbon r ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer wrote the Environmental Protection Agency Monday, warning that new regulations being imposed on the state could close the Navajo Generating Station that provides electricity to Central Arizona Project canals.
www.bartonracing.comThe Environmental Protection Agency issued a fine to the Firebird International Raceway and if you ask Firebird International President Charlie Allen, it's a blessing in disguise.The EPA claims that in 2005, Firebird failed to properly report and label hazardous waste like aer ... More >>
A Phoenix charter school believes that when it comes to a "biased" news report, the best defense is a good offense. After Channel 3 News (KTVK-TV) aired a sensationalized report about asbestos at North Pointe Preparatory, the school published a retort prominently on i ... More >>
Friday night was not your typical art opening at ASU Art Museum's Ceramics Research Center - no gallery goers milling about, gawking at art objects carefully mounted on vitrine-capped pedestals spaced strategically throughout a pristine gallery space. No, this was literally an opening celebrating ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia CommonsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is directing $82 million in Recovery Act Funds to Arizona water projects. The money will "create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the en ... More >>
Phoenix-based property management company Pro Properties, Inc. must pay a $7,500 fine for failing to provide federally required lead-warning statements to renters of at some of its properties. The company's failure to disclose violates the U.S. Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Re ... More >>
The county power struggle continues as Maricopa County Supervisors announce plans to retain former County Attorney Rick Romley as a bulwark against current County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Which side are you rooting for? Fabian Cota, head of the Mesa police union, is under inv ... More >>
Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide
George Tabb pens a piece of punk history
State prison officials wanted tons of deadly asbestos to disappar. So they made the inmates do the job.
To protect the public's water, some Phoenix employees will have to pee in a cup
Farmers say it's nourishing. Critics say it's noxious. Either way, tons of California sewage is headed to Arizona.
Western governors conference weighs pros and cons of environmental policy
A mining company mucks out its own mess at Pinto Creek
Increasingly, public officials ignore laws they're paid to uphold. Citizens and interest groups regularly drag these same bureaucrats into court, trying to ensure that the laws of the land are enforced. But now even the courts, once bastions of authority,
Federal and local regulators return to BFI's medical-waste incinerator
Silicon plant fouls air while company worries about foul play
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?
Foes of the Sumitomo facility continue to dig up inconsistencies in the process
Other Valley cities wonder whether Phoenix's water treatment practices increase the odds for an outbreak of a waterborne disease. It's called Crypto and it can kill.
A CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WANTS TO DIG A 300-ACRE HOLE BEHIND DONNA GOODALE'S HOUSE. ALTHOUGH MOST ALL OF THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES INVOLVED THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE IDEA, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE EXCAVATION.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE INDUSTRY FREE REIN OVER ARIZONA'S NATURAL RESOURCES, YOU'LL LOVE THESE POLITICIANS
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.
RESIDENTS NEAR THE MOTOROLA SUPERFUND SITES CONDUCT UNSOPHISTICATED HEALTH STUDIES BECAUSE THEY DONT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT. NEITHER DO THE GOVERNMENT'S OWN SCIENTISTS.
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