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Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

Bike Ranch resort approved in Saguaro National Park East buffer zone

Cycling resort 5 years in the making gets the go-ahead from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Pima County to update the backstops in its archery ranges

The county will replace equipment in the Tucson Mountain Park and Southeast Regional Park archery ranges

Grand Canyon named International Dark Sky Park

Park workers have retrofitted more than 1,500 light fixtures with LED bulbs and shields focusing light on the ground.

New park safety program being piloted in Tucson

The Police Department and Parks and Recreation have teamed up to add safety patrols in city parks.

Grand Canyon fossil footprints reveal early desert dwelling animals

Fossil footprints survive as evidence of the animal occupants of a Northern Arizona desert of dunes that existed before the age of dinosaurs.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Fire Managers Setting Prescribed Burns This Week

National Park Service to ignite 500-plus acres east of Tucson.

Study Finds 96 Percent Of National Parks Have Significant Levels of Air Pollution

The study also found that climate change is a significant concern for most national parks.

Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall From Edge

Officials said about 12 people die each year within the park, which draws millions of visitors a year.

2 More Fatal Falls at Grand Canyon Follow Dozens of Others

Sixty-four fatal falls have been recorded in the park's history, many from someone going around a guardrail or accidentally driving off the rim.

Grand Canyon Park Superintendent Steps Down

Christine Lehnertz, the first female superintendent of the park, is the second consecutive Grand Canyon chief to leave under pressure.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown

Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.

Chiricahua National Monument Closes to Visitors

Officials cite "health and safety concerns" on day 12 of shutdown.

Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

The shutdown has left parks without many of the employees who monitor campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.

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