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A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicles are starting to test their technology on Valley roadways. The Show talks autonomous vehicles with Andrew Hawkins, transportation editor at The Verge.
May. 20, 2024
CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores (left), Sen. Mark Kelly, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Gov. Katie Hobbs (right) sit beside each other at the signing of a historic water agreement in April 2024.
Tribal water politics can be complicated and confusing. Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes. Each is trying to tap into the state’s ever-shrinking supplies of surface and groundwater, and, most of all, the Colorado River, following decades of exclusion.
May. 19, 2024
camelback monsoon
Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny said we can expect another dry monsoon season for Arizona, but rain is still possible if “it gets really hot in Texas and New Mexico.” That could force moisture into the state from the Gulf of California.
May. 19, 2024
If you’ve walked or cycled along the Grand Canal between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street in the past few days you may have noticed some bubblegum pink blobs stuck to the sides of the canal walls.
May. 17, 2024
San Pedro riparian area
Wyatt Myskow covers environmental news in the Western U.S. from Phoenix as the Roy W. Howard investigative fellow, and has been following this story. He joined The Show to talk more about the project and why some Arizona residents continue to try to challenge it.
May. 16, 2024
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Park Service officials typically close the North Rim toward the end of November. Last year, it didn’t reopen until early June after winter storms damaged a long stretch of water line.
May. 15, 2024
The Colorado River at border of Arizona and California
A plan submitted by Arizona, California and Nevada to save 3 million acre feet of Colorado River supply over the next two years has been adopted by the federal government.
May. 13, 2024
San Francisco Peaks
Officials say forest thinning projects are underway to help reduce wildfire threats on the San Francisco Peaks.
May. 10, 2024
A billboard encourages those living in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation to get screened for uranium along U.S. Route 89.
Members from the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico are calling on House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring a floor vote on an already-passed bipartisan Senate bill to renew aid for downwinders through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, which is set to expire next month.
May. 10, 2024
San Xavier District Chairman Austin Nunez celebrates naming the jaguar O:ṣhad Ñu:kudam, which translates to “Jaguar Protector” in the O’odham language.
The fourth jaguar spotted in Arizona since 2015 had been trekking across tribal lands south of Tucson. Now, nearly 1,000 Tohono O’odham tribal members, from students to elders, voted online and in-person to give that iconic animal a unique name.
May. 9, 2024
ASU sign
During a two-week trip to Ethiopia, several Arizona State University students will tackle the issue of plastic pollution affecting the country’s Simien Mountains National Park. A partnership with the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology assists students with building and fabricating machinery in order to recycle.
May. 4, 2024
The welcome sign on the roadside of Old Town of Scottsdale
The city of Scottsdale will host a series of open house events to get people’s thoughts for the development of a shade and tree plan. The development of this plan comes as the city addresses heat mitigation.
May. 4, 2024
wind advisory sign
The National Weather Service sees temperatures starting off slightly below normal with Monday being in the mid to upper 80s. Forecasts show the other days of the workweek reaching highs in the low 90s.
May. 4, 2024
Pinyon Plain Mine
Arizona officials are reviewing the 27-page report from the University of New Mexico but say adverse impacts to groundwater from the uranium mine are extremely unlikely.
May. 1, 2024
Only 16 operators, like Taadidiin Tours, are allowed to guide visitors through Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo government has asked the Biden administration to stop uranium transportation across the vast Navajo Nation.
Apr. 30, 2024
The temperature reads 118 degrees on the sign on a Phoenix building complex
Starting Wednesday, the Maricopa Association of Governments, along with partner organizations will drop its Heat Relief Network map. The goal is to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths.
Apr. 27, 2024
Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores (left), Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (right) sign an historic water rights agreement on Friday, April 26, 2024.
The Interior Department, Arizona and Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) signed a trilateral agreement along the banks of the Colorado River on Friday.
More from the Tribal Natural Resources desk
Apr. 26, 2024
Beverly Maxwell and her youngest son, Jake, are setting up metal gates to pen their beef cattle and horses in atop her hilly homestead in Shiprock.
Navajo farmers and ranchers, like the Maxwell family, have raised concerns over the long-lasting environmental and ecological impacts on vegetation and groundwater around that contaminated site near the San Juan River months after over 1,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled in Shiprock, New Mexico.
More tribal natural resources stories
Apr. 25, 2024
Running Horse Pipeline got punctured while an operator was grading Indian Route 5071 in December 2023.
Back in December, a severe spill of crude oil on the Navajo Nation contaminated the land. Remediation efforts are still underway, but this accident has a silver lining, one that may facilitate faster emergency responses on the largest reservation in the U.S.
Apr. 25, 2024
Grand Canyon National Park
Native American tribes have filed motions to weigh in on the federal court battles over the new national monument near Grand Canyon National Park.
Apr. 25, 2024

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