The Arizona Capitol Executive Tower
The Show spoke with Hank Stephenson, cofounder of The Arizona Agenda Substack newsletter, about how lawmakers in Arizona are responding to the record-breaking heat.
Aug. 14, 2023
Residents living on the island of Maui in Hawaii continue to face adversity after devastating wildfires killed dozens, displaced hundreds and destroyed property.
Aug. 13, 2023
Bees on honeycomb at Arizona State University's Bee Lab Annex.
Scientist are racing against time to better understand bees as many species of the vital pollinators face decline and colony collapse. A new paper explores one of those little-understood areas: the relationship between leafcutter bees, leaves and microbes.
Aug. 11, 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
Arizona Game and Fish Department logo
All five commissioners unanimously approved a series of amendments that modernize the long-standing cooperative agreement that centers on the role of law enforcement in relation to the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes.
Aug. 11, 2023
woodpecker on a cactus
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to $3,000 in individual grants to encourage more wildlife programming in schools.
Aug. 11, 2023
Tempe Town Lake
In 2018, six cities and two tribes started an initiative to revitalize roughly 58 miles alongside the Rio Salado. One key position for getting that initiative off the ground has now been filled.
Aug. 11, 2023
Joshua trees
The Show spoke with Cindy Stillwell, a documentary filmmaker and film professor at Montana State University, about her most recent project focusing on the Mohave National Preserve and the York fire that has incinerated countless Joshua trees.
Aug. 11, 2023
Beginning gardeners may feel nervous starting a garden in the Valley, with its extreme heat. Michael Chamberland, the assistant agent in urban horticulture at University of Arizona, gives some tips.
Aug. 10, 2023
A plan to link northern and southern Arizona with a new freeway has met widespread local opposition and a legal challenge. But there’s a separate issue — Interstate 11 could also carve up the habitat of a colorful species of snake that eats scorpions.
Aug. 9, 2023
A row of bicycles
A nonprofit is challenging Park Service guidelines on the use of electric bikes. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says the agency needs to revisit the issue and create a more thorough policy to help individual parks.
Aug. 9, 2023
President Joe Biden
Maya Tilousi-Lyttle, a high-school student from Cave Creek who is Havasupai and Hopi, also spoke about her mother’s efforts as a Havasupai tribal leader to protect the Grand Canyon.
Aug. 9, 2023
Arizona Black Rattlesnake at the Phoenix Herpetological Society.
The rattlesnake is a symbol of life in Arizona. But rattlesnakes can also be pretty scary — particularly when one shows up in your backyard. Up until now, we haven’t known much about how these creatures interact with humans. The Show spoke with one Arizona researcher who’s out to change that.
Aug. 9, 2023
The Fish and Wildlife Service and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed environmental rule changes for Roosevelt Lake, including increasing the time the lake can be full from 20 days to 100 days.
Aug. 8, 2023
Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management wants to make changes to the Table Mesa Road area north of Phoenix, with the aim of reducing conflicts between recreation uses and protecting natural resources.
Aug. 8, 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
roosevelt dam
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will take public comments on a proposed amendment to environmental rules governing the operation of Roosevelt Dam.
Aug. 7, 2023
Carbon cycling refers to the process of how carbon moves from the soil to plants and the environment. Subsurface microbes play a key role in moving carbon, but that could be impacted by stress from drought.
Aug. 3, 2023
Grand Canyon
The Show spoke with Lillian Cunningham, host of Field Trip, a new Washington Post podcast focused on the history of our national parks.
Aug. 3, 2023
This photo shows an inside view of an empty light rail car. The camera is positioned facing toward the back of the car, and toward several rows of gray plastic seats. Each row contains two seats.
After months of negotiations, state lawmakers finally struck a deal that will allow Maricopa County voters to decide whether or not to extend a half-cent sales tax earmarked for transportation projects. But Republican lawmakers did all they could to restrict how those tax dollars can be used to fund the Valley’s light rail system.
Aug. 2, 2023


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