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Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Effort Looking For Volunteers

Last opportunities of 2013 to help recover an endangered species Original article by Independent Newsmedia, Inc. USA August 16, 2013 SELIGMAN, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s black-footed ferret recovery effort will be conducting the final two spotlighting efforts of 2013 and is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist. The black-footed ferret, twice thought extinct, was … Continue reading Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Effort Looking For Volunteers

Desert Plant Deemed Endangered

Original post by Stina Sieg, KJZZ 08/13/2013 A Southwestern shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act The Gierish mallow is only found in Arizona and Utah. The “mallow,” as it is sometimes called, can grow up to 3.5 feet tall with delicate, orange blossoms. It thrives in gypsum-rich soil, and that is … Continue reading Desert Plant Deemed Endangered

Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants

By FERNANDA SANTOS, The New York Times Published: August 2, 2013 ARIVACA, Ariz. — Monsoon rains tinge the desert with deceptive hints of green at this time of the year, but migrants crossing illegally from Mexico continue to risk death from thirst and exposure in the blazing heat. A fortunate few who become lost might stumble … Continue reading Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants

Jaguar Threatens Open-pit Mine Plan in Southern Arizona

by Tony Davis / AZ Star A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains’ eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show. The remote cameras have photographed the big cat in five locations on seven occasions since October. Three times, the federally financed remote cameras photographed the jaguar … Continue reading Jaguar Threatens Open-pit Mine Plan in Southern Arizona

Diné plan to block access for uranium transport

Originally posted on Southwest Earth First!: From the Albuquerque Journal: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A uranium mining company seeking a mineral lease on state land in northwestern Arizona could have a hard time transporting the ore off-site because of the Navajo Nation’s objections to an industry that left a legacy of death and disease among … Continue reading Diné plan to block access for uranium transport

Diné and Hopi people protest latest effort by government to steal water for cities and corporations

By Drew Sully / Indigenous Action A group of Diné and Hopi people ( including traditional people and elders) upset by the latest colonial attack on indigenous peoples water rights, gathered to protest the visits of two US Senators to the Navajo Nation today.  The people had gathered to say “no deal” to s2109, the … Continue reading Diné and Hopi people protest latest effort by government to steal water for cities and corporations

Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife

By Edward Helmore / The Guardian Of the many projects commissioned by the Obama administration to showcase its commitment to renewable energy, few are as grandly futuristic as the multibillion-dollar solar power projects under construction across broad swaths of desert on the California-Arizona border. But at least two developments, including the $1bn, 250-megawatt Genesis Solar … Continue reading Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife

Court rules that ski resort can violate sacred mountains with wastewater snow

By Indian Country Today staff The Navajo call them Doko’oo’sliid, or “Shining On Top.” To the Hopi, the peaks are Nuvatukaovi, or “The Place of Snow on the Very Top.” Whatever name they bear, the San Francisco Peaks are sacred to no less than 13 tribes. So Thursday’s decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court … Continue reading Court rules that ski resort can violate sacred mountains with wastewater snow