Climate Change

Alfonso Durazo
For each of the past several years, Sonora has faced the sobering reality that it could run short on water. Now officials say they have a plan to address the issue.
Dec. 30, 2022
Sonoran pronghorn
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has relocated six endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope from Arizona to Sonora as part of a collaborative breeding program meant to rebuild a healthy population of the species.
Dec. 29, 2022
Mark Kelly
Arizona will face another cut to its share of Colorado River water in 2023. But U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly says states that use the river need to come to an agreement in the near future.
Dec. 25, 2022
Christmas Bird Count
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 25, 2022
Monsoon clouds over Phoenix
This year’s monsoon season improved the short-term drought situation in Arizona. State climatologist Erinanne Saffell says it was a stark change from the much drier conditions in 2020.
Dec. 22, 2022
Lopez Obrador
Mexico’s transition to renewable energy is focused on Sonora - where major lithium and solar plants are planned. And leaders now say they have secured funding for those projects.
Dec. 22, 2022
solar panels
California utility regulators have approved major changes to the state’s rooftop solar market. The move could have far-reaching implications for the industry as a whole.
Dec. 19, 2022
vaquita marina
A new lawsuit seeks to force the United States to reach a decision on a 2014 petition that requested sanctions against Mexico for not adequately protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Dec. 16, 2022
Phoenix Bus McDowell Route 17 First Transit
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan to transition the city’s bus fleet to zero-emission models by 2040.
Dec. 14, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe committed to using clean energy more than a decade ago. It is now working with a local utility through a new program that will help it reach its renewable energy goals.
Dec. 14, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed setting aside more than 4,000 acres for renewable energy projects.
Dec. 13, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
The Sonoran capital, Hermosillo, has been chosen to participate in a five-year program to combat climate change in major Mexican cities.
Dec. 8, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project's board of directors recently approved a solar generating station at the Copper Crossing Research and Energy Facility near Florence.
Dec. 7, 2022
peter schlosser
Climate change is affecting all areas of life. But the director of ASU's Global Futures Lab wants to mitigate its effect on future generations.
Dec. 7, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Biden administration wants to use public lands to develop renewable energy. But even renewable energy projects, which are presumably good for the environment, can present trade-offs.
Dec. 6, 2022
solar panels
Arizona’s senators have called for a stop to a Department of Commerce investigation into Chinese solar panel manufacturers, saying it has spooked investors and stalled renewable energy projects.
Dec. 6, 2022
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland was in Arizona Monday to visit a solar power site overseen by the Bureau of Land Management.
Dec. 5, 2022
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
Arizona is set to get more than $76.5 million over the next five years as part of a national electric vehicle infrastructure program. While the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to add public charging stations along interstate highways, utility companies are preparing for more cars that rely on the power grid.
Dec. 4, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule change that would address natural gas emissions on public lands, but conservationists say the proposal may not be enough to offset climate change.
Nov. 30, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule change that would address natural gas emissions on federal and tribal lands.
Nov. 29, 2022


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