Climate Change

Monkeypod trees along a highway
Last month, members of the Arizona Humane Society’s emergency response team traveled to Maui to help following the deadly wildfires there. The five team members are now back.
Sep. 8, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
The Arizona Legislature wrapped up its longest session on record last month, and conservationists say in spite of the extra time, lawmakers did little to address the state’s environmental problems.
Aug. 30, 2023
Tempe’s Sustainability and Resilience Office distributed home energy kits that included utility stipends, LED bulbs and smart plugs, which let you automate and control appliances from fans and refrigerators to air conditioners.
Aug. 30, 2023
Paul Brierley (left), director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, sits on a panel with Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores at the Mesa Convention Center.
Amelia Flores, chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, brought attention to critical issues that her tribal farmers face back at home on her community's reservation.
Aug. 30, 2023
two kids gaming on computers
The Show spoke with mobile reporter for CNET David Lumb about the connection between the gaming industry and climate change.
Aug. 29, 2023
Man in hat stands in front of farm field
Historic drought. Record heat. Severe water cutbacks. Life isn’t easy for Arizona farmers these days. Some are trying to adapt by planting new crops and using new technology. Others say they’ll leave their land fallow and install solar panels or wind turbines on the fertile soil instead. The University of Arizona’s Agricultural Extension is helping them transition to the farms of the future.
Aug. 25, 2023
TSMC fab plant
A headline in Foreign Policy magazine from earlier this month read, “No Water, No Workers, No Chips.” It was about the need for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and other firms to take climate into account when investing in particular locations. Danny Seiden felt the need to respond.
Aug. 22, 2023
Kevin Hultine
There’s perhaps no symbol more strongly associated with Arizona than the saguaro cactus. But this summer’s record-breaking heat has been so extreme, even some of these desert-adapted plants have died. And scientists are concerned about the future of the species in a warming climate.
Aug. 21, 2023
Despite July’s record heat, Scottsdale says it cut water use by 7% compared to the same time last year.
Aug. 21, 2023
Arizona Humane Society emergency response gear
Five members of the Arizona Humane Society’s emergency response team are in Maui to help with search and rescue efforts of pets in the aftermath of deadly wildfires.
Aug. 19, 2023
solar panels
President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act a year ago to help promote clean energy and reduce the impacts of climate change. The act has had positive effects for Arizona residents.
Aug. 16, 2023
Jonathan Nez
The Interior Department announced the new climate-driven initiative on the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act's passage.
Aug. 15, 2023
An aerial photo of Phoenix
While we’ve heard a lot about the effects of the heat this summer — the unhoused people who are most at risk, the cost of cooling our homes, the urban heat island effect that’s making it harder for the city to cool down at night — it's also important to talk about why this is happening. In a phrase: climate change.
Aug. 15, 2023
The sun shines behind a saguaro cactus
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has declared a state of emergency due to ongoing high temperatures around the state. A press release from the Governor’s Office on Friday afternoon cited 30 consecutive days of excessive heat warnings in Coconino, Maricopa and Pinal counties.
Aug. 11, 2023
A cattle herd at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Cattle ranchers raised opposition to the Biden administration's designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
Aug. 8, 2023
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden will tour the Southwest this week to tout the Inflation Reduction Act, which funneled billions into projects that will help combat climate change. The law could lead to permanent policy changes in the oil and gas industry.
Aug. 7, 2023
SRP power lines
Phoenix’s hottest month in history led to multiple record-breaking days for electricity usage. Phoenix utility providers APS and SRP both saw records fall three times throughout July.
Here's how hot it was in Phoenix every day in July
Aug. 1, 2023
summer cactus
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has adopted new rules to help it manage threatened and endangered species.
Aug. 1, 2023
Water bottles sit in a large chest full of ice.
Mesa’s water bottle drive is falling short on donations, just as Phoenix ends a 31-day streak of temperatures at or above 110 degrees.
Aug. 1, 2023
Kate Gallego Joe Biden heat relief plan
The Show spoke with Mayor Kate Gallego about her recent virtual appearance alongside President Joe Biden regarding extreme heat.
Aug. 1, 2023


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