Climate Change

Flagstaff Arizona sign Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff will work with Arizona Public Service to reduce its carbon footprint.
Jul. 18, 2022
Arizona Heritage Center
A new exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center uses virtual reality to boost awareness about environmental justice. “Climates of Inequality” explores the history of climate justice with an eye on the present and future as well.
Jul. 16, 2022
Climate change likely will spark a variety of national security challenges. Last week, two ASU experts joined a new national Climate Security Roundtable to assess and address those risks for the Climate Security Advisory Council.
Jul. 15, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The meeting comes a few weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency tightened restrictions on groundwater contaminants and the Bureau of Reclamation said states including Arizona would need to preserve more Colorado River water.
Jul. 13, 2022
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
Residents in northern Arizona will hear from county officials and engineers Thursday night about the new dangers they face from flooding after two major wildfires this year northeast of Flagstaff.
Jul. 12, 2022
A Phoenix skyline
National Weather Service meteorologist Gabriel Lojero said the latest heat wave sizzling the entire West Coast is going to be above normal levels because it’s arriving during an already hot mid-summer.
Jul. 8, 2022
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The death toll after a semitruck was found abandoned in the outskirts of San Antonio has risen to 53 people. Officials say it’s likely the deadliest smuggling incident in modern U.S. history. Activists and some lawmakers say it’s also a symptom of U.S. border policies.
Jun. 30, 2022
Sonora Drought
A 2020 National Science Foundation-funded study found that cloud seeding can generate precipitation, but other researchers are skeptical that cloud seeding can address the impacts of drought and climate change.
Jun. 27, 2022
car using electric charging station
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
Jun. 24, 2022
Alamos Conservation
Sonoran legislators have unanimously approved a measure that will help conserve private land across the state. Conservation experts see it as a major step forward in protecting habitat and wildlife.
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Jun. 17, 2022
Lake Powell
Arizona’s largest reservoirs generate electricity for a number of western states and are widely considered sources of clean energy. But conservationists are beginning to question how clean that power is.
Jun. 15, 2022
solar panels
Renewable energy is considered critical in the effort to reduce impacts of climate change, but large wind and solar projects can also have environmental consequences.
Jun. 14, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has denied a request by Salt River Project for a permit that would allow it to expand its Coolidge Generating Station.
Jun. 7, 2022
migrants detained at the border
There's plenty of news about immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. And according to migration expert Amali Tower, much of immigration can be traced back to climate change.
Jun. 6, 2022
SRP building
Conservationists and residents who live near the plant have opposed the expansion since it was proposed in August 2021.
Jun. 3, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Hermosillo, Sonora, is already experiencing what have become habitual summer water shortages. And experts say that the only way to address the crisis is to better manage the city’s water — and to use less of it.
Jun. 2, 2022
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
A new report from the United Nations refugee agency finds a record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes around the world.
Jun. 1, 2022
Monarch butterflies in Mexico
A new survey shows a 35% increase in monarch butterflies in Mexico last winter. But experts say the population is still far too small, putting the butterflies at risk of extinction.
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May. 29, 2022
downtown tucson
The city of Tucson is getting federal money to clean up contaminants in its groundwater, part of a sum coming from the Infrastructure law passed by Congress this year.
May. 26, 2022
Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, says with water supplies for the state capital reaching crisis levels, desalination will be increasingly necessary to secure adequate water for human consumption, agriculture and industry.
May. 26, 2022

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