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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.
Razorback sucker fish held by a biologist

Razorback suckers are endemic to the Colorado River Basin and have been listed as endangered since 1991. Thanks to an intensive breeding and stocking program, numbers of the fish have increased in parts of the river and its tributaries. (Photo by Luke Runyon/KUNC)

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Fish in the Colorado River are a product of harsh conditions. But human interference in the rivers they call home has pushed a few to the edge of extinction. Luke Runyon of KUNC reports.