Until the project has ended, we are not planning to go anywhere. This is similar to some of the struggles we encounter in Arizona. On our reservation, we’re surrounded by six coal-fired plants. And that’s not by accident; that’s by design. And so, again, we have natural resources and indigenous cultures, and the corporations that profit from it. It is because of our coal on our reservation that we made progress possible. We provide electricity in not only Arizona, but Nevada, but also somewhat of Southern California, as well. And so, again, we make progress possible, yet we don’t get to participate in it. Some of our elders don’t have running water or have electricity in some areas of our reservation. And so, that is something that brought me here to Standing Rock, because it is a different location, but it’s the same fight, because, ultimately, when you look at this, it is all indigenous land. And so, I saw this as the natural transition to come here and offer what I could in service of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
—  Remy, a Navy veteran and member of the Navajo Nation. Remy has been at Standing Rock for the past five-and-a-half months and is a member of the Indigenous Veterans Council at Standing Rock. Read more about the veterans gathering at Standing Rock here →
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The United States’s Only Known Jaguar May Not Be Alone Anymore
Perhaps..
By Erin Blakemore

But the charismatic cat may no longer be alone: As Karin Brulliard reports for The Washington Post, officials think they’ve spotted a second male jaguar in the wilds of the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona. If the sighting was indeed legitimate—and the animal isn’t El Jefe himself—the animal would be the second wild jaguar in the United States…

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video of a pheonix haboob. a haboob describes a weather event in which a collapsing thunderstorm exhales a burst of wind. this burst of wind, or outflow, collects dust in the surrounding arid environment, which can grow into a towering dark cloud that sweeps across the landscape. 

haboobs are common in the desert southwest and the middle east, where the term originated. (habb is arabic for wind). they are very localized phenomena, as opposed to dust and sand storms, which tend to cover more territory. of note, the plural of haboob is haboobies. (video)

The London Bridge is located in Lake Havasu, Arizona. When the 1800s bridge could no longer support the modern traffic crossing the River Thames, the city of London put it up for sale. The developer of Lake Havasu bought it to drive tourism to his hot, dry, out-of-the way area. His plan worked, and Lake Havasu is now a popular retirement and tourist destination. Source