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Monarch populations have declined steeply in the past decades, but to reverse the trend, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies instituted the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, a 50-year effort to help the monarchs bounce... Read More
Young boy stands before climate marchers (Jake Meyers/University of Arizona).

Will this youth-led movement be a tipping point in the climate crisis? (Jake Meyers/University of Arizona).

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Mothers, like Janet Rothers of Arizona, believe it is important to let their young children know that climate change is going on in the world.

With its proximity to Arizona’s natural wonders and historical sites, Flagstaff is a primary destination for tourists coming to Arizona. (Conrad Romero/Cronkite News)

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Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty drawing visitors to the state. Tim Royan reports.

Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee voted repeatedly to reject Republican amendments to bills that would limit mining around the Grand Canyon and slow uranium mining, before voting to pass the bills out of committee Wednesday. (Miranda Faulkner/Cronkite News)

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Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on other tribal lands, Miranda Faulkner reports.
Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

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Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.
Gaby Galvan holds compost on campus
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Universities in Arizona are stepping up how they handle food waste and single-use plastic. Now, Flagstaff businesses are taking similar steps.
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The Community and School Garden Program here in Tucson Arizona is an innovative program that stands as an exemplar to others all over.
Glendale Community College has been invested in sustainability since 2004, and now features over 30 on-campus "Green Efforts" initiatives.
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Algae are simple photosynthetic organisms that are an original carbon source for petroleum products. Researchers at Arizona State University are growing algae and converting it into fuel. In this video ASU researchers explain how their turning... Read More
Last year the only known wild jaguar in the United States was captured in a trap and euthanized by Arizona Wildlife authorities. The death of this big cat, called Macho-B, triggered a federal investigation that found violations of the procedures... Read More