Climate Change

farm land
A compromise over a major development in southwest Phoenix could impact future projects in the city.
May. 20, 2024
A sign pointing to the emergency department at an Arizona hospital
We know the summer heat is deadly. Last year, 645 people died due to heat-related deaths in Maricopa County. One researcher says that number is likely just the tip.
May. 17, 2024
San Pedro riparian area
Wyatt Myskow covers environmental news in the Western U.S. from Phoenix as the Roy W. Howard investigative fellow, and has been following this story. He joined The Show to talk more about the project and why some Arizona residents continue to try to challenge it.
May. 16, 2024
sprinklers
Scottsdale is offering money to residents and businesses to remove grass, pools and spas.
May. 14, 2024
On this episode of Word, we discuss a new romance book club in the Valley, how the 2022 shooting of a Valley man by a former Phoenix police officer inspired a collection of poems and a new collection of climate fiction short stories.
May. 10, 2024
Many cities across the Valley are seeing an increasing number of older individuals becoming homeless. And with summer heat on the way, it’s important to find ways to keep this population safe.
May. 10, 2024
Abrahm Lustgarten, author of “On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America”
The effects of climate change could lead 100 million Americans to move to a different part of the country over the next 30 years. Abrahm Lustgarten writes about it in “On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America.”
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May. 7, 2024
Looking out onto a frozen lake with snowy mountains in background
Water managers from across the West are turning their eyes to those high-alpine climes to get a sense of summertime water supply for cities and farms across the region.
Apr. 29, 2024
Library cafe
Phoenix had a record 55 days last year with temperatures reaching 110 degrees or higher. The relentless heat led to an unprecedented number of deaths. This year, county and city officials are making some changes they hope will protect more people.
More Arizona heat stories
Apr. 29, 2024
Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores (left), Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (right) sign an historic water rights agreement on Friday, April 26, 2024.
The Interior Department, Arizona and Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) signed a trilateral agreement along the banks of the Colorado River on Friday.
More from the Tribal Natural Resources desk
Apr. 26, 2024
Water bottles sit in a large chest full of ice.
Summer isn’t here yet, but at least one organization that supports unhoused people ages 55 or older is already gearing up for our inevitable triple digit heat.
Apr. 26, 2024
Navajo Nation president's office
The Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community were named alongside more than 100 inaugural members participating in “The America the Beautiful Freshwater Challenge,” an initiative that is intended to restore the country’s waterways.
Apr. 23, 2024
Stack of cut down tree trunks and equipment
SRP has partnered with the Cupertino-based company for assistance with its forest-thinning initiatives, which will decrease forest fire risk and increase groundwater availability in Arizona.
Apr. 22, 2024
The nonprofit group American Rivers has released its annual list of the country’s 10 most endangered rivers, and Arizona’s Santa Cruz River ranks fourth.
Apr. 18, 2024
Phoenix skyline
In an application this month to the EPA, Phoenix asks for $454 million for 15 climate projects ranging from switching public buses and government-owned vehicles to zero emissions models, to helping homeowners with energy efficiency upgrades, to reducing food waste.
Apr. 16, 2024
ponderosa pine forests
The warming climate has all kinds of implications for all kinds of aspects of our ecosystems. New research from Northern Arizona University finds even a slight temperature increase in boreal forests can lead to less snow, which in turn leads to other changes.
Apr. 10, 2024
Western Monarch Butterfly
Scientists have studied declines in the monarch butterfly population in the United States and Mexico for years. A new study suggests it’s even more of a mystery than researchers thought.
Apr. 4, 2024
drop from a water faucet
These new federal funds, made available through the Inflation Reduction Act, are solely eligible for tribes residing in the 17 western states served by Reclamation.
Apr. 4, 2024
71st Avenue Shelter rendering
Phoenix will soon learn whether it can build a new shelter in time to house people before extreme heat kicks in.
Apr. 2, 2024
Portrait of bald man next to book cover
Journalist and author Stephen Robert Miller, who grew up in Tucson, wrote "Over the Seawall" about how lofty attempts to control nature and protect ourselves from climate change often backfire. He joined The Show to talk more about the book.
Apr. 2, 2024

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