Sustainability News

The city proposed a two-lane parkway connecting the community of Mobile to the rest of Goodyear, which annexed the area in 2007.
Mar. 22, 2019
Just a few weeks remain of a federal program that’s helped restore the historic Route 66 in eight states including Arizona.
Mar. 22, 2019
The Navajo Nation announced Friday it has given up trying to purchase the west’s largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe’s biggest revenue maker.
Mar. 22, 2019
We’ve all done it. Driving in circles over and over to find the perfect parking spot. Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough spaces to go around. But it turns out a full 10 percent of the city of Phoenix is just parking lots.
Mar. 22, 2019
To Finish Drought Plan, Colorado River Managers Ask Congress For Approval
Water leaders from the seven states that make up the Colorado River basin are one step closer to finalizing a drought contingency plan. Representatives from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Arizona met in Phoenix to sign a letter to Congress.
Mar. 20, 2019
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is finished. The seven states that rely on the river have finally agreed on a plan that has been years in the making, involving many tough conversations about how much water each state would give up to preserve the river’s future.
Mar. 20, 2019
“This is an opportunity for agricultural producers, conservation partners and other groups to be able to provide some input on how to basically refine and enhance them, basically improve our practice standards now,” NRCS state public affairs specialist Valentino Reyes said.
Mar. 19, 2019
Maricopa County is the healthiest county in Arizona, according to new data released on Tuesday. The 2019 County Health Rankings Report also found Apache the least healthy county in the state.
Mar. 19, 2019
Drier winters and limited precipitation have put many areas of the West — including Arizona and California — into serious drought conditions. But the latest numbers show that California is officially drought-free for the first time in a decade.
Mar. 19, 2019
High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage
High snowpack in the southern Rocky Mountains this winter will likely stave off a shortage declaration in the Colorado River watershed in 2020, relieving pressure on water managers attempting to navigate future scarcity.
Mar. 18, 2019
President Trump has become the American face for those who disagree that man-made climate change is real, and that it's one of the greatest challenges the planet is up against.
Mar. 15, 2019
Arizona students will take part in a global effort to take on climate change. The Arizona Youth Climate Strike on Friday afternoon is one of more than a hundred across the country; the version here will run from 4-6 p.m. at the Arizona Capitol.
Mar. 15, 2019
The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday.
Mar. 15, 2019
California is much closer now to finalizing its end of a multi-state drought plan, but not without ruffling a few feathers. KUNC's Luke Runyon reported what Arizona needs to do to come to the table and reach an agreement.
Mar. 13, 2019
The National Park Service has released a preliminary report about uranium ore samples stored in a museum building at the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 12, 2019
Trash on Maricopa County freeways has declined by almost 30 percent since 2006. That’s according to No Trash Arizona, a program that cleans roadways and educates people about not littering. But there is still a lot of debris. In 2018, ADOT collected over a million tons of trash from freeways.
Mar. 12, 2019
Utah lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would limit the size and scope of the Antiquities Act to protect smaller parcels of land with the buy-in of local communities and states.
Mar. 12, 2019
In Arizona, we’ve been focused on a Drought Contingency Plan and how we’re going to have enough water from the Colorado River and other sources to continue a pattern of growth. But concerns about water shortages are definitely not limited to the western U.S.
Mar. 12, 2019
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020, and to create zero waste by 2050. But what challenges remain in Phoenix, or any other city, trying to get to zero waste?
Mar. 12, 2019
The Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona has been a significant source of employment and wealth for nearby communities and the Navajo Nation. But a rapidly-approaching deadline that could lead to the plant’s closure has upped the urgency and, arguably, the tension, over its future.
Mar. 8, 2019

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