Sustainability Desk

The American West is known for its wide open spaces. Those open spaces can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless, that is, you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge.
December 11, 2017
New River
The utility EPCOR will be building a water hauling station to serve residents of New River and Desert Hills after all. The company had put the project on hold after some residents had objected to the proposed site. Now it says it has the support it needs.
December 07, 2017
food, waste, compost
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020. The city recently announced it’s now at 30 percent.
Nov. 29, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
French President Emmanuel Macron will host a climate summit starting tomorrow, on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accords.
December 11, 2017
Solar Panel
Tempe-based First Solar announced the early rollout of its updated solar panels Tuesday at its investor call.
December 06, 2017
Colorado River Basin
A lawsuit to give the Colorado River legal personhood is over. A Colorado environmental group had sued that state in federal court, asking the court to say the river could sue over environmental threats.
December 06, 2017
In just a few days, the EPA will mark its 47th anniversary. The agency was established during the Nixon administration and while different administrations have emphasized different environmental issues, the current administration is emphasizing a shake-up.
November 28, 2017
Sierra Club
The Trump administration and Congress are looking to cut the budget and the influence of the Environmental Protection Agency.
November 28, 2017
the pulse logo
The words ‘Mississippi River’ evoke images of a mustachioed Mark Twain — or the whistle of a steamboat calliope. “But that river doesn’t exist anymore,” said historian Christopher Morris.
November 28, 2017
Arizona State University students, buttressed by local leaders from government and environmental groups, gathered to speak in Tempe’s Mitchell Park on Monday morning.
November 27, 2017
California condor chick
The effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead.
November 27, 2017
LED lights
City lights drive back the night a little more each year, disrupting ecological cycles. Now, energy-efficient lights could be making light pollution worse.
November 27, 2017
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors this month paved the way for a nearly 3,000 acre solar power plant by changing the land-use from residential to green energy production.
November 23, 2017