By one conservative estimate, humans have sped up vertebrate species loss to 100 times the normal rate, and some scientists say the planet’s sixth mass extinction has already begun. But a little-known facility at the Phoenix Zoo is working to save what it can.
Over the next 35 years, Phoenix's Street Transportation Department plans to spend more than $2 billion, with the majority used for new and resurfaced roads. As work gets underway, the private sector may have to play by some new rules.
Seventy years after it was built, the first major grain storage facility in the Valley could be demolished. A developer is scheduled to make his case to the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission today.
Little libraries have popped up in Valley neighborhoods and even one barbershop. More than 30 little free libraries are in Tempe, 26 were funded by a pilot program that reimburses people for building the colorful book boxes.
"Hillbilly Elegy," a book about white working-class Americans, just marked its 33rd week on the New York Times' best-seller list. It and other political themed books are changing things for booksellers.
New programs will likely be needed if Phoenix wants to meet its recycling goals. By 2020, council members want to see 40-percent of waste diverted from the landfill. That’s going to involve more recycling and composting. And, it will also mean more employees and equipment.