Kayci G. Hines* View PDF Version In the years since renewable energy technologies were deployed as an alternative energy source, solar energy continues to aid in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. To date, solar technologies are emerging as an increasingly useful source of electricity. Additionally, solar technologies also provide significant benefits to the environment as well as […]
Kevin R. Kemper – The jaguar (Panthera onca) roams the Southwest boundary region of the United States, Mexico, and tribal nations, particularly in southeastern Arizona and northeastern Sonora. This transboundary species has remained elusive and controversial. Those who care about the preservation of the species want to learn all they can so that political action can be taken. Environmental information policy may require some secrecy at times to make certain endangered species are protected, but policy-making outside of the public gaze must not be a permanent situation, even when it involves tribes.
Nathan D. Schott – Glen Canyon Dam has had a dramatic impact on the American West. In a place as sacred and iconic as Grand Canyon where interests are diverse and complex, finding the proper balance among competing interests is no easy task. To help ensure that Glen Canyon Dam is operated in a manner consistent with both federal mandates and the public interest, Glen Canyon Dam operators have increasingly relied on recommendations from an arguably unrepresentative group of interested stakeholders as a proxy for the public interest.
By Nikos Valance – Will the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona really include a dry stack tailings facility? Will Augusta Resource Ltd. even take the mine into production, or will it sell the property with permits for a profit, as it has exclusively done in the past? And, if so, what then?