Sustainability News

The first gene-edited food is starting to make its way into everyday products. Soybeans that have been edited to make their oil contain less trans fats will now go into production for things like granola bars and cooking oils, making them healthier.
Dec. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: China Leads The World In Carbon Emissions; Can It Be Part Of The Global Solution?
China is both the world’s largest carbon polluter, and a major player at the current climate summit in Poland, where the world is watching for what China will bring to the table.
Dec. 10, 2018
With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
Dec. 10, 2018
Americans are on pace to eat more meat per person in 2018 than ever before. That’s despite a push to reduce meat production to curb climate change.
Dec. 10, 2018
A relatively small mine has been approved to start digging on federal land in Yavapai County. This comes after more than a year of studies and loud public opposition. There were more than 1,000 public comments against the mine. The nearby city of Prescott and the local volunteer fire departments opposed the mine.
Dec. 9, 2018
On Thursday the board of the Central Arizona Project said it supports a drought plan released last week.
Dec. 6, 2018
The board of the Central Arizona Project meets Thursday. It’s another step in the high-stakes wrangling over water cutbacks. The board could vote — or not — on a drought framework described last week in a meeting of the Arizona Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan Steering Committee.
Dec. 5, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed protecting land in Pima County for an endangered aquatic turtle.
Dec. 5, 2018
Valley cities are increasingly looking at new rules for scooters and bicycles you rent with a smartphone. Mesa council told staff this week to draft regulations for the vehicles that could be voted on in early 2019.
Dec. 4, 2018
Health in Harmony is a planetary health organization. The folks there work on improving our planet’s biodiversity and health, and they do it using some less than obvious solutions. Case in point: In Borneo. For the last decade, they’ve been tackling deforestation by providing healthcare for the families and communities living around the rain forest.
Dec. 4, 2018
As water managers and state officials across the Southwest get closer to nailing down a deal on the future of the Colorado River’s water, a new study shows another source of water may not be assured in the future.
Dec. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: Long After The Flames, Smoke From Wildfires Pose Health Dangers
It’s been nearly a month since intense wildfires ravaged Northern California. The deadly Camp Fire left thousands without a place to call home. But as Californians rebuild, a new investigation suggests that wildfires are leaving behind profound health concerns for people in the state.
Dec. 4, 2018
The idea of a city’s walkability has come more into focus over the past several years, as some people look for a more urban environment in which to live. Jeff Speck has been a leader in this area. He’s a city planner and writer.
Dec. 3, 2018
Nearly 200 countries are taking part in a climate summit in Poland, which aims to build on the Paris summit that took place in 2015. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Dec. 3, 2018
The Takeaway: What Happened At The G20 Summit?
The G20 Summit in Argentina came to a close on Saturday. And although people focused on the awkward stage moment between President Trump and Argentine President Mauricio Macri, there were more important points at hand that was discussed.
Dec. 3, 2018
There are a lot of restaurants that promote “farm-to-table” menus, and many shoppers are thinking more now about locally-sourced food. But are we thinking about that in the right way?
Nov. 30, 2018
Negotiations on a drought plan for Arizona took a step forward on Thursday. The head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for significant state dollars — $30 million — in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.
Nov. 29, 2018
The National Climate Assessment, released last week, has some fairly dire warnings about the potential impacts of climate change.
Nov. 29, 2018
The Camp Fire in Northern California is being called the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. What is Arizona doing and what could be done to make sure its forests are not so susceptible to catastrophic fires?
More News From KJZZ's Sustainability Desk
Nov. 29, 2018
The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the Hopi Tribe's challenge to snowmaking at a northern Arizona ski resort.
Nov. 29, 2018

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