Climate Change

BBC look-ahead graphic
The BBC's Rob Hugh-Jones joined The Show for a look at some of the key global stories in the coming days.
Nov. 27, 2023
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast about literature, we feature the winner of the National Book Award for his collection of poetry. Plus, the holiday season means it’s time for NPR’s annual, “Books We Love" feature. Also, a children's author offers two new interactive titles.
Nov. 24, 2023
Hopi dry farmer Gary Tso searches through withered corn stalks for any salvageable ears of corn at the end of his harvest season.
Gary Tso reflects on three decades of Hopi dry farming his mother's corn and the spiritual lessons that come with living his faith on a single-acre field at the bottom of Second Mesa.
Hand-roasting Pima 60-Day Corn is hard and expensive, but essential to preserve heirloom products
Nov. 22, 2023
Terry Button uses a pair of tongs to turn ears of Pima 60-Day Corn roasting over a grill of mesquite coals in September.
Ramona Farms, one of Indian Country’s leading commercial Native-owned farms, is safeguarding their community’s culinary heritage of heirloom products made with one of the world's fastest growing corns through commerce on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Nov. 20, 2023
The eighth annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has been released ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change conference in Dubai. The authors say all indicators are pointing in the wrong direction.
Nov. 16, 2023
Heavy snow in Snowmass Colorado ski area
The fifth National Climate Assessment shows how human-caused climate change will continue to shrink the Colorado River. The report says annual snow totals will decrease 24% by the year 2050. It also warns that the nation’s groundwater is at risk.
Nov. 16, 2023
A Phoenix skyline
Climate change is very likely to bring more extreme heat and worsening drought conditions to the Southwest. That in turn could cause economic and public health consequences. Those are the findings of a new climate analysis from the federal government.
Nov. 14, 2023
Flagstaff Public Library is hosting a free writing workshop on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s an interactive seminar exploring the past, present, and future of Dinétah, the homeland of the Navajo Nation.
Nov. 14, 2023
San Pedro riparian area
A wind energy project that dates back to the Obama administration is on hold now along a roughly 50-mile stretch in southern Arizona where a group of tribes and local communities oppose it.
Nov. 14, 2023
Yarrow’s spiny lizard
The Show spoke with University of Arizona professor John Wiens about lizard species in Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2023
Tom Vilsack
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says long-term federal spending will be a big part of bringing down water use on farms and ranches in the face of climate change.
Nov. 10, 2023
aps building
Arizona Public Service recently filed a 15-year outlook on energy consumption for its customers, and one nonprofit would like to see the utility commit to using more renewable energy.
Nov. 7, 2023
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


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