environment

USFS

Coconino National Forest officials say Lockett Meadow and the road that accesses the area will be closed until next Thursday to motorized vehicles because of logging activity.

US Department of Interior

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will host virtual public meetings Wednesday and Thursday about a controversial planned pipeline from Lake Powell to southern Utah. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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Grand Canyon National Park officials have limited visitation and water use at Phantom Ranch as they overhaul a wastewater treatment facility. It comes more than two years after park and state officials agreed to upgrade the aging system. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Delores Aguirre/Save the Confluence

Federal regulators have accepted a Phoenix-based company’s application for a preliminary permit to look further into building hydro-powered dams on tribal land.

 

Scott Buffon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP

A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.

 

AECOM

A judge has ordered the owner of a north-central Arizona mine to pay nearly $2.4 million restitution for an ongoing arsenic leak.

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A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Federal officials have issued preliminary permits for two hydro-storage proposals on the Little Colorado River. The projects would include four dams and four reservoirs east of Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


American Rivers

Portions of the Gila River would be designated as “wild and scenic” under legislation proposed by New Mexico's two U.S. senators.

Shaula Hedwall

The Museum Fire burned nearly two thousand acres north of Flagstaff last July. The area is home to a federally threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl, and the fire affected three patches of habitat set aside for them, called Protected Activity Centers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with two wildlife biologists about how the owls are doing now, Shaula Hedwall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Julia Camps of the Coconino National Forest.

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