Sunday, September 25, 2022


The health-care subsidy extension a relief for small businesses; Consumer groups press for a bill to reform credit reporting; and an international group aims to transform how people view peace and conflict.


Condemnation of Russian war on Ukraine continues at the U.N, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's need for worker training to rebuild Puerto Rico, the House takes on record corporate profits while consumers struggle with inflation.


The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

AZ: Animal Welfare

More than 100 Mexican gray wolves have been poached by humans since the lobos were added to the Endangered Species List in the 1980s. Fewer than 200 are left in the U.S. (Majurik/Adobe Stock)
Judge Orders Poaching Protections for Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has six months to develop new language in its Mexican gray wolf recovery plan, after a judge ruled …

Bald eagles from Canada and the northwest Rockies migrate to Arizona in the winter months to build nests and mate. A 1999 survey found 74 nesting pairs in Arizona, up from only 11 in 1978. (Tagayuki Ogawa/flickr)
Bald Eagles Make Stunning Comeback from Brink of Extinction

MORMON LAKE, Ariz. -- Bald eagle populations in Arizona and across the nation have quadrupled in the last decade, after once being on the brink of …

The Mexican gray wolf is one of several endangered species that would have its habitat reduced and fragmented if the U.S.-Mexico border wall is completed. (Roni/Adobe Stock)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Conservation Groups Sue Trump Over Border-Wall Funding

PHOENIX -- A coalition of conservation groups is suing the Trump administration to stop border-wall construction in Arizona and other states that bord…

A rare Sonoran ocelot was photographed by a remote camera recently in southeastern Arizona. (ConservationCATalyst)
Border Wall Plans Threaten Habitat of Endangered Arizona Ocelot

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — While there are plenty of arguments over whether a wall should be built along the U.S.-Mexico border, the issue has become …

Tundra swans take off in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. (William Pohley)
Arizonans Slam Tax Bill That Could Allow Drilling in Arctic

PHOENIX – Opposition to the Republican tax proposal in the Senate is growing in the conservation community – because the bill includes a p…

Endangered ocelots have expanded their territory in Arizona, so advocates sued to get federal agencies to study ways to avoid accidentally killing them when targeting coyotes.(Tom Smylie/USFWS)
Feds Agree to Study Ways to Protect Endangered Ocelot Along AZ Border

TUCSON, Ariz. – In a victory for conservation groups, a federal judge in Tucson has approved a settlement that forces the federal government to …

Bringing Jaguars Back to the U.S. Southwest (Defenders of Wildlife and the UCLA Dept. of Geography)
Group Presses Feds to Improve Jaguar Recovery Plan

PHOENIX – Jaguars once roamed much of the southwest but now, there are only three thought to be living in the U.S., all in Arizona, according …

A jaguar walks past a trail camera in the Dos Cabezas Mountains in November. (Bureau of Land Management)
Elusive Jaguar Glimpsed in AZ Could be Game Changer

PHOENIX - A new jaguar sighting in Arizona is raising lots of questions. It's the third big cat caught on camera prowling the state since 2012…

The California condor is one of 65 endangered species in Arizona. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Arizona A.G. Joins Lawsuit to Limit Habitat Protections

PHOENIX -- Conservation groups are vowing to intervene in a new lawsuit filed against the federal government by the attorneys general of 18 states…

Conservation groups have filed suit to protect the endangered ocelot from a federal program to kill other predators such as coyotes and bobcats. (TomSmiley/USFWS)
Groups Sue Feds to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona

PHOENIX – A pair of conservation groups has sued to protect endangered ocelots by blocking a federal agency's plan to remove other predators fro…

Las cuencas de agua del Gran Cañón serían protegidas bajo la creación de un Grandioso Monumento Nacional del Gran Cañón. (Thomas O’Keefe)
Encuesta: 82 por ciento apoyan el Grandioso Monumento Nacional del Gran Cañón

PHOENIX - Una nueva encuesta muestra que el 82 por ciento de los estadounidenses apoya que se declare un nuevo monumento nacional en las tierras que r…

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a long-term recovery plan for the endangered ocelot. (eli77/iStockphoto)
Feds Release Plan to Save Ocelot in Arizona, Texas

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan to restore and protect the endangered ocelot population, in both the …


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