An environmental advocacy group wants the federal government to add millions of acres to a proposed habitat expansion program for endangered jaguars in Arizona and New Mexico. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
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Arizona currently supplies about half of the copper used in the U.S. But, mining doesn't come without significant impact on the environment and the people who live and work in mining towns. Flagstaff-based journalist Bill Carter has just written a book on the subject called, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, The Metal That Runs The World. Carter told Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl he got the idea after the vegetables he was growing in his backyard in Bisbee started to make him sick.
The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival begins today. This year's event will feature more than a dozen environmental documentaries including, "Wrenched", by Jerome filmmaker ML Lincoln. The film picks up where Edward Abbey's iconic novel The Monkey Wrench Gang left off, chronicling Abbey's legacy of environmental civil disobedience. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with ML Lincoln about the project.
GFK: For people who may not be award of Edward Abbey's philosophy about the environment and the natural world, what is it?
Two law enforcement officers tell The Associated Press the FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting death of a border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire.