Climate Change

University of Arizona
A $2 million grant will support efforts by the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona as it searches for climate solutions.
Nov. 4, 2023
Phoenix pollution
Residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties can take a survey about environmental challenges and where they get their information as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments' regional plan to reduce climate pollution.
Oct. 31, 2023
Coronado Generating Station
The Biden administration has proposed new carbon pollution standards for coal and gas-fired power plants. But they will do little to offset emissions from the ones that already exist.
Oct. 30, 2023
Power lines
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $1.3 billion commitment in three transmission lines crossing six states, including Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2023
The Show spoke with Peter Byck, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, about his latest project looking at whether or not the way farmers and ranchers let their cattle graze has an effect on climate change.
Oct. 26, 2023
100 degree days 2023
Phoenix hit triple-digit high temperatures on 133 days this year. That’s the third-highest total ever recorded.
Oct. 25, 2023
downtown tucson
The Tucson City Council has approved a plan laid out by municipal authorities to secure drinking water for residents in the coming years.
Oct. 23, 2023
The Diamond Fire doubles overnight
Arizona is one of a handful of states that a new report says is most at risk of carbon loss due to wildfires.
Oct. 23, 2023
A Phoenix skyline
After the hottest summer in its history, Maricopa County has now confirmed this will be another record-breaking year for heat-related deaths.
Oct. 19, 2023
SRP power lines
When Gov. Katie Hobbs took office at the start of the year she announced plans for a new state agency for energy and sustainability programs. That office is still getting set up. But important deadlines are quickly approaching for federal funding for climate change programs.
Oct. 19, 2023
SRP building
Conservationists have criticized Salt River Project’s recent forecast for energy production, saying they wanted to see more renewable energy in the mix. But the utility says it remains committed to renewable energy as it looks forward.
Oct. 17, 2023
Tucson skyline
The Show spoke to Tim Steller, metro columnist for the Arizona Daily Star, about trees and homelessness in Tucson.
Oct. 17, 2023
summer cactus
While the rest of the U.S. is starting to feel like fall, Phoenix is staying hot — triple digit hot. Monday, Oct. 16, broke the heat record for the date at 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Oct. 16, 2023
Ken Burns shooting "The American Buffalo."
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his latest PBS project, "The American Buffalo," with KJZZ News in an in-depth conversation about this iconic species and the Indigenous communities that share a traumatically intertwined history spanning hundreds of generations on this continent.
Oct. 15, 2023
Two white peacock butterflies flying
Derek Kellogg, director of animal care at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, is concerned that “large and spectacular migrations” of butterflies are under threat from climate change.
Oct. 13, 2023
solar panels
Salt River Project recently outlined its goals for energy production and sustainability goals through 2035, but conservation groups criticized the utility for its lack of commitment to renewable energy.
Oct. 11, 2023
Downtown Safford
La Paz County and Safford will collectively get more than $4.3 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Oct. 10, 2023
Fall leaves in foreground with desert rock and cactus in background
Matt Pace, meteorologist for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, spoke with The Show about what Arizona can expect in the fall forecast.
Oct. 10, 2023
President Joe Biden
The Biden administration is waiving more than two dozen environmental protection laws to build a steel bollard wall and roads along almost 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Arizona lawmakers and advocates are calling on him to reverse course.
Oct. 10, 2023
Extreme heat orange sun sunset
As the Valley’s hottest summer slowly winds down, Arizonans might think they are getting a taste of what a hotter climate might look like in the future. But the cause of the heat wave was more complicated than that.
Oct. 9, 2023

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