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Tony Davis

High Country News

Tucson, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

A mega-dairy is transforming Arizona’s aquifer and farming lifestyles (Sucked Dry) — High Country News – Know the West

Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy has deep pockets and long straws. → Read More

August beats July for Tucson's hottest month ever

Tucson also had its hottest summer on record, the National Weather Service says. → Read More

Most hikers, but not all, honor Tumamoc Hill's closure in Tucson during coronavirus

“The 10 percent who are choosing not to uphold — that’s a slap in the face to everyone who’s upholding.” → Read More

EPA fines Asarco for hazardous dust at Arizona smelter

The copper mining giant failed to live up to a federally mandated dust control plan, agency says. → Read More

Federal judge again rules against Rosemont Mine

The judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service didn't adequately protect imperiled species including the jaguar from the mine. → Read More

Could vanished 'Great Mesquite Forest' return to the Santa Cruz River?

But scientists don't agree on whether an enormous mesquite bosque that died out along the Santa Cruz River 60 years ago will return on the same scale. → Read More

The Santa Cruz River starts thriving again, water supply is restored

The river is carrying year-round water for the first time in 70 years on the San Xavier Indian Reservation south of Tucson. → Read More

New group will battle environmentalists over Vigneto and other projects

The Southwestern Communities Coalition says it will promote "thriving communities, sustainable growth, sound stewardship of natural resources and protection of property rights." → Read More

Rosemont Copper Co. asks judge to junk or amend ruling that stopped mine

The company proposing to build the Rosemont Mine wants a federal judge to toss out or at least change key parts of his recent ruling that stopped work on the → Read More

Neighbors wish foothills height restrictions would limit River-Campbell proposal

Under its Pima County zoning, a proposed four-story hotel on the edge of the Catalina Foothills could only be about half that tall. → Read More

Army Corps suspends permit for Rosemont Mine

A federal Clean Water Act permit authorizing the construction of the Rosemont Mine has been suspended due to a recent court ruling stopping other work on the project. → Read More

Army Corps suspends Rosemont Clean Water Act permit

The suspension is due to a recent federal court ruling overturning the Forest Service's approval of the mine. → Read More

Grijalva steps up Rosemont probe following ex-forest supervisor's revelations

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva says he will expand his committee's probe of the Rosemont Mine's federal approvals. → Read More

Lawsuit challenges federal approval of Benson project near the San Pedro River

Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit Friday charging that a big Benson development threatens to dry up a section of the San Pedro River and that a federal permit clearing → Read More

Forest supervisor says her boss ignored critical questions about Rosemont Mine

The issues she was trying to raise match those a federal judge just used to stop the mine. → Read More

Rosemont Mine delays will cost jobs but regional economic impacts aren't clear

Extended delays in building the mine will probably mean some layoffs and will definitely put on hold many jobs expected to be created in the next few years, industry experts → Read More

'Shocking,' 'blockbuster' Rosemont Mine ruling has national implications, experts say

The ruling will make it much harder to approve new mines on public land, many say. → Read More

Hudbay CEO looking at other Rosemont Mine options besides appealing

Declines to specify what other options might be. → Read More

Santa Cruz River effluent releases temporarily halted

Releases of reclaimed water into the river through Tucson's south side and downtown were shut down for up to three weeks for some mechanical upgrades. → Read More

Hudbay Minerals will appeal federal court ruling stopping Rosemont Mine

The appeal will go to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. → Read More