Climate Change

Snowpack plays a big role in the West’s water supply. But researchers say that groundwater is equally important — particularly in the Colorado River watershed. Some are examining the walls of the Grand Canyon to understand how groundwater responds to climate change.
May. 12, 2021
Sonoran Drought
More than 2 million acres of irrigated crops could be at risk in Mexico because of a lack of water. Neighboring Sonora is among the worst hit.
May. 12, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May. 7, 2021
Sonoran Solar
Like Arizona, neighboring Sonora has a great deal of potential for solar energy development. Despite that potential, the prospects for solar there and across Mexico have gotten even more challenging since we last reported on it.
More News From The Fronteras Desk
May. 6, 2021
close up of blink sign
More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Phoenix thanks to a deal between the city and Salt River Project.
May. 6, 2021
hot Thermometer
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released new climate data that includes temperatures through 2020.
May. 4, 2021
 interactive mirrored wall
Climate change has changed the way a lot of us think about the future, but for what seems like a growing number of young people, it’s changing something fundamental: Their decision to have children.
May. 4, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021
Fronteras Desk logo
One of the state's most important reservoirs is at just over 1 percent of its capacity.
May. 1, 2021
Sonoran Drought
After a terrible rainy season last year, neighboring Sonora’s massive agricultural sector is banking on better monsoons this summer. A top federal water official recently predicted a massive cut in acreage in the critical Mayo River Valley if this summer disappoints again.
Apr. 30, 2021
Lake Mead
The Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project expect to hit a “Tier 1" shortage in their drought contingency plan in 2022. It would be the first time reservoirs ever dipped low enough to trigger substantial cuts to Arizona’s share of Colorado River water.
Apr. 29, 2021
The Magnum Fire
The light rain that fell in the Valley earlier this week was a refreshing change and a brief respite from the drought that has gripped the area for years. And any precipitation can help lessen the chances for destructive wildfires. But the fact remains that the wildfire season is expanding as we get drier and the impact of climate change grows.
Apr. 28, 2021
All-American Canal
Arizona remains in a prolonged drought that will continue to test our region's water supply. And last week, the Bureau of Reclamation released a study that shows just how dry it could get.
Apr. 27, 2021
The Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico might provide insights on what the Biden administration's environmental policy will look like. About 90% of the Chaco Canyon region has been leased out for oil and gas drilling over the years, and people who live in this corner of northwest New Mexico have started to push back.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
Apr. 26, 2021
 Pemex gas station
President Joe Biden wants U.S. energy policies to move toward greener alternatives — but his counterpart in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is looking for the opposite. The difference has already generated tension and concerns that could impact trade and investment.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
Apr. 26, 2021
prescott national forest
Forest Service officials report significant die-offs of juniper trees due to drought conditions affecting the evergreens across large areas of central and northern Arizona.
Apr. 23, 2021
Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
Apr. 22, 2021
Downtown Phoenix
The Valley received mixed scores in the American Lung Association’s 2021 State of the Air report. The Phoenix metro area ranked in the top 10 most polluted cities for both ozone and year-round fine particulate matter. But it seems to be improving in the area of short-term particulate matter.
Apr. 21, 2021
sun shining through a tree
An Arizona nonprofit is planting trees to provide shade and other benefits for another nonprofit. The trees will also be memorials to victims of COVID-19.
Apr. 21, 2021
Mexico’s president has a plan to try to stop climate change and Central American migration simultaneously. And to make it happen, he wants support from the United States.
Apr. 19, 2021

Pages

Subscribe to Climate Change