Monika Woolsey is on a mission to get Phoenicians to eat more cactus. As the proprietor of Hip Veggies, a business in the process of becoming a nonprofit, she is Arizona's most vocal nopales advocate, making it her goal to introduce people from all walks of life to the cactus food and reintroducing ... More >>
Just about everything we eat contains "virtual water," or water that goes indirectly into the production of food. In fact, water that goes into the agricultural industry accounts for 70 percent of water consumption worldwide -- and you might be surprised to find out just how much H20 goes into makin ... More >>
Brett Mecum wants your vote for the Central Arizona Water Conservation District board. Never mind that he's no water issues expert. Or that he was fired in the spring of 2011 as the executive director of the Arizona Republican party. And naturally he'd prefer you forgot all about his many mini-sc ... More >>
Hit the Salt River this holiday weekend
Installation explores the complicated nature of sustainability
David Modeer, director of the Phoenix water department, has been tapped to become the next general manager of the Central Arizona Project. The 336-mile long system of pipelines and canals helps bring water to 80 percent of the state's population. In a Tucson Citizen article, Modeer e ... More >>
Pop quiz. Whos Arizonas other U.S. senator? Heres a clue: He makes Dubya look like a liberal
The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act
Ugly urban sprawl's the problem, not drought. Metro Phoenix has water to support 10 million souls
Bear Creek Golf Course
George Johnson is quickly becoming the most notorious developer in Arizona
Rick Renzi's hoping people buy his line that an amendment he's sponsoring has nothing to do with his father's defense business
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
A water dispute puts both the economy and the environment at risk
An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.
Governor's budget knife forces state habitat restoration fund onto endangered list
A development proposed for a north Valley slope has residents accusing the county of "collusion"
Democrat makes a good point, but overplays his hand in questioning Hull's Nevada ties
"Peace loving" clan turns to water theft and threats as the Gathering grows
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
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.
Industries get a big say in rewrite of water-pollution laws; public may pick up tab
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.
Industry makes secret push to gut laws protecting subsurface water supplies
There's plenty of money in the Department of Environmental Quality budget. But crazy personnel rules keep the agency understaffed and ineffective.
Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
DEL WEBB'S 5,600-ACRE NEW RIVER DEVELOPMENT HAS SPAWNED CONTROVERSY. BUT NEWS COVERAGE HAS IGNORED THE WATER WHEELING AND DEALING THAT COULD CARPET ARIZONA'S VIRGIN DESERT WITH SUBURBAN SPRAWL.