Sustainability Desk

Nicole Horseherder lives on Black Mesa, near the Peabody Energy operation there. She recently co-wrote a letter to the owners of two prospective buyers of the Navajo Generating Station expressing concerns.
May. 17, 2018
There’s a better than 50 percent chance Arizona will get less water from the Colorado River by 2020.
May. 16, 2018
In determining the future of the Navajo Generating Station, Rep. Pual Gosar has suggested a bill that would allow the plant to be exempted from the National Environmental Policy Act to help a sale along in the permitting process.
May. 16, 2018
Sinagua Malt in Camp Verde says it’ll produce four tons of malted barley a week for breweries and bakeries sourced from barley grown at Hauser and Hauser Farms. The 600-acre farm once grew corn but has now swapped its crop for barley and, in the process, has potentially saved millions of gallons of water in the Verde River.
May. 15, 2018
Climate Change Is Making Droughts Worse In The Western U.S.
A new study from NASA reinforces the idea that droughts are getting worse and could become more frequent in the Western U.S. The culprit is human-caused climate change.
May. 15, 2018
In a bid to expand its water portfolio, the city of Surprise is holding an election over whether to buy a small water company.
May. 14, 2018
Dockless bike sharing programs allow users to leave bikes anywhere after they’re done riding them — and that’s led to complaints about blocked sidewalks and cluttered neighborhoods.
May. 14, 2018
After a nearly decade-long process, California has become the first state to require every new home to be built with solar power. This requirement, which goes into effect in 2020, was unanimously approved by the California Energy Commission.
May. 11, 2018
The Tinder Fire is nearly 80 percent contained, but winds that are expected for Thursday and Friday could cause it to grow. The fire has already wiped out 33 homes, 54 minor structures and burned more than 16,000 acres.
May. 10, 2018
Keeping A Unique Water Tradition Alive In S.  Colorado’s Acequias
A warm spring has already melted much of the limited snowpack that sits high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in southern Colorado. Water is already flowing through the ditches near the rural village of San Pablo.
May. 9, 2018
Forest fires, climate change and the wrath of non-native fish are threatening the survival of the Apache trout, a species found only in Arizona.
May. 9, 2018
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, as part of his New Deal program. The goal was to put unemployed young men to work on environmental conservation programs.
May. 8, 2018
The Show regulrly checks in with Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
May. 7, 2018
The Arizona Legislature left the state Capitol this session without passing any major water legislation. That’s a problem, experts say, when both groundwater pumping and Colorado River policy need attention.
May. 4, 2018
The Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Department of Water Resources will meet next week in what could be a reboot of talks that stalled last year.
May. 3, 2018
As our climate continues to warm here in the desert, sustainably growing food could become a serious challenge. Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to find new ways to approach agriculture and they’ve come up with one that’s garnering some attention.
May. 2, 2018
The Central Arizona Water Conservation District is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the district is violating the Colorado River Basin Project Act.
May. 2, 2018
The Central Arizona Project has issued a mea culpa that could calm some nerves among the states that use Colorado River water. The river supplies 40 million people in the U.S. abd Mexico.
May. 2, 2018
Water Managers Meet To Relieve Colorado River Tension
After nearly a month of terse exchanges among water managers in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona about Colorado River conservation strategies, representatives from the five states met Monday in Salt Lake City to hash out their differences.
May. 1, 2018
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are hoping a monthslong experiment to release low, steady flows of water from Glen Canyon Dam will give the eggs that bugs lay just below the water's surface a better chance at survival. It starts this weekend.
May. 1, 2018
A potential recall of leaders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes has roots in a potential deal to lease out tribal water.
Apr. 27, 2018