The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.
A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.
PHOENIX — Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves entering Arizona from Mexico.
Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co.
Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch is walking a scheduling tightrope for the proposed Rosemont Mine.
The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.
A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.
A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.
Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.
A mountain lion stays close to its deer kill in Sabino Canyon. Lions who prey on bighorn sheep will be killed, state wildlife officials say.
A pair of bighorn sheep pause on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley. A herd of bighorn sheep, which died out in the late 1990s, will be brought back to the Pusch Ridge area in November.
An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains appears to be increasing - and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall.
Bighorn sheep, like these two on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley, will once again take their place in the Catalina Mountains.
Bighorn sheep - a species that was practically the symbol of the Catalina Mountains before the herd there died out in the 1990s - will soon roam the range again.
A terrestrial snail found near the planned Rosemont copper mine no longer is a candidate for federal endangered-species protection.
The Southwestern willow flycatcher has been listed as endangered for 17 years. It reproduces in the Southwest.
Seventeen years after the Southwestern willow flycatcher became a federally endangered species, it has gained what appears to be the final version of its critical habitat.
Environmentalists are filing another lawsuit over the federal government's handling of endangered Mexican gray wolves, this one seeking to stop a policy that calls for the capture of any wolves that cross the border into Arizona and New Mexico.
A Tucson-based environmental group plans to distribute 50,000 free condoms across the U.S. through the holiday season as part of a campaign aimed at calling attention to the impact of human population growth on wildlife.
PHOENIX - Saying federal officials continue to ignore the law, environmental groups are going back to court to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to get the desert bald eagle listed as endangered.