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"Elemental: Covering Sustainability" is a multimedia collaboration between public radio and public television stations in Colorado, Arizona and California. Learn more at elementalreports.com.

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‘Like the Chain Saw’: Drones Have Become a Lifesaving Tool for Fighting Wildfires

Federal wildfire managers increasingly are turning to drones to monitor blazes across the West in terrains where...

As Southwest Water Managers Grapple with Climate Change, Can a ‘Grand Bargain’ Work?

A temporary fix to the Colorado River's scarcity problem has turned attention to how to manage the water supply for...

Tourism Tension in Instagram Age: $1 Billion in AZ Taxes, Challenges to Preservation

Arizona tourism continues to boost employment, development and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to...

Lawn Be Gone: Major Western Cities Pay Residents to Ditch Grass to Save Water

Many water providers have been offering rebates to residents willing to lose their lawns. So why are two major...

Ink with Impact: Some Tattoo Artists Opt for Vegan Supplies over Traditional Formulas

More Arizona tattoo artists are using vegan inks, bringing environmental activism into a profession not typically...

Corridors for Cats: Conservationists Work to Keep At-Risk Jaguar Populations Connected

Jaguars in Sonora and Sinaloa come and go through a series of corridors, which keeps these core populations...