posted on August 14, 2015 at 6:02 PM
Fallout continues in the wake of last week’s 3 million gallon discharge of mining waste that painted waterways a citrus hue out west.
posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM
Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderate to severe drought.
posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won't be enough snow to boost water supplies.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM
In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma...
posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Arizona's utility regulators have voted to raise monthly fees for Arizona Public Service customers who install rooftop solar power panels by about $5.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds.
posted on July 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM
Washington’s failure to enact a Farm Bill, leaves dairy producers in limbo. A barometer of the Midwest economy declines for the third consecutive month. A record-breaking heat fuels lethal wildfires as the drought intensifies in the southwest....
posted on July 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM
The wildfire season of 2013 took a deadly turn this week as 19 firefighters were killed in the line of duty. The elite crew members were overtaken as a quick moving fire blazed near the central Arizona town of Yarnell.
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly before flames engulfed his comrades, the Hotshot firefighters' lookout radioed his team that the blaze had shifted direction with the wind and that he was fleeing for safety.
The harrowing experience of the...
posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the...
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law, the switchboard lit up at one of Alabama's largest Spanish-language radio stations as worried listeners called...
posted on March 2, 2012 at 1:10 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets.
posted on July 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a bill that would require farmers to pay overtime to field hands after they work eight hours in a day, ending a nearly 70-year exemption for the state's largest...
posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Wet weather has been a mixed blessing for farmers in Yuma County. The unusual moisture has helped drive up the price of lettuce, but farmers are having trouble getting their heavy equipment into water-logged fields for harvesting.
posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM
Does success for the border patrol mean a drop in available workers for agriculture? Andrew Batt reports on a controversial tool in our nation's border enforcement arsenal.