Arizona Public Service provides power to customers throughout the state and works with fire crews during wildfire season.
Mar. 29, 2023
The mountains are covered in a blanket of green and the wildflower season is expected to be a superbloom. But all of that green could make for an even more dangerous wildfire season. As those grasses and flowers dry out and become fuel.
Mar. 28, 2023
As the state looks back on one of the wettest winters on record, officials reminded Arizonans that wildfire season is right around the corner.
Mar. 27, 2023
Flooding in Coconino County has happened after major wildfires and after melting rains fall on massive snow buildups. This time, the concern is from both.
Mar. 26, 2023
The U.S. department of Agriculture has announced federal funding is available for Arizona residents whose homes were damaged by wildfires in 2022.
Mar. 26, 2023
The bipartisan infrastructure law set aside money to help offset the effects of wildfires throughout the West. The Biden administration has announced that one Arizona county will receive some of that funding.
Mar. 20, 2023
Hotter and drier conditions caused by climate change are helping lead to more severe wildfires across the West. Those more severe wildfires are hurting the forests’ ability to regrow after the fires are out.
Mar. 16, 2023
The safety and security of the U.S.'s energy grid have been front and center recently, as power stations have become targets of sabotage, leaving customers without power — and utilities face other challenges as well. Katherine Blunt covers renewable energy and utilities for the Wall Street Journal.
Mar. 15, 2023
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says that invasive weeds can be major drivers of wildfires.
Mar. 13, 2023
Fishing in rivers and streams that cross through a national monument in northern New Mexico is off limits now as wildlife managers look for ways make the area more habitable following a catastrophic fire and years of subsequent flooding.
Mar. 11, 2023
The wet winter will have varying impacts on wildfire dangers statewide depending on the elevation.
Mar. 6, 2023
Lightning is the chief source of natural wildfires worldwide, and research has shown strikes are likely to grow more frequent as the global climate warms. But a new paper suggests the news is actually worse than that.
Mar. 3, 2023
A Tempe man was found guilty Monday of starting three separate forest fires in northern Arizona in 2018. Philip Powers set out to hike about 18 miles in the Coconino and Prescott national forests in 2018 when he got lost. He didn’t have enough water and started three different fires in hopes of signaling for help.
Feb. 13, 2023
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is planning to conduct a controlled burn this week in Pinal County. Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the one-day burn is intended to reduce debris from a similar operation last year.
Jan. 29, 2023
The Forest Service will be holding community meetings in northern Arizona to gather input about changes it’s considering to fire restrictions on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona.
Jan. 11, 2023
An ad hoc committee formed by the Arizona Legislature after the Telegraph Fire has released its report.
Jan. 10, 2023
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
The fiscal omnibus bill approved just before the new year includes nearly $1 billion for protecting the nation’s watersheds. And of that, northern Arizona’s Coconino County will receive $50 million.
Jan. 3, 2023
Although human-induced climate change is making wildfires more frequent and intense, natural cycles have sparked wildfires in the Southwest for centuries. New research examines how Native American cultural practices softened their impacts.
Dec. 8, 2022
Coconino County is asking FEMA for about $30 million in grants to stop further flooding from the burn scars after this year’s devastating wildfires in Flagstaff.
Dec. 8, 2022