Sustainability News

The Pulse: ‘Zero Waste’ Town In Japan Recycles Most Of Its Trash
It’s not yet 8 a.m., and the recycling center in the town of Kamikatsu is already bustling. Locals arrive in a steady stream, unloading bags full of bottles, cans, and paper into dozens of clearly-labeled bins — all neatly lined up in rows.
Nov. 16, 2018
As water users hurry to make a deal on drought before a big December meeting, some are wondering: who signs the deal? An old, divisive disagreement over legal autonomy threatened to rear its head again at a special meeting of the board of the agency that runs the Central Arizona Project.
Nov. 15, 2018
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Earlier this summer, officials issued a warning: If we don’t take action, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the West, is in danger of falling below critical levels in just a few years. Thursday morning, in a highly anticipated meeting, the board of the Central Arizona Project is meeting to propose a plan of action.
Nov. 15, 2018
More than 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the United Nations predicts that number to reach almost 90 percent by 2050. So what happens when the urban heat island meets global warming?
Nov. 14, 2018
Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel's members to investigate a potential conflict of interest.
Nov. 14, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has written an op-ed outlining some requirements he has for Arizona’s internal deal on drought. It came two days ahead of an important meeting of the board of the agency that runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
Nov. 13, 2018
An undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be in Arizona Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of the pest from cotton-producing areas in the lower 48.
Nov. 13, 2018
A Native American tribe in western Arizona is offering the state water to help shore up Lake Mead. It would be 50,000 acre-feet of water each year for three years, starting in 2020.
Nov. 12, 2018
A coalition of cities, non-profits and others wants Arizonans to learn more about the lower Gila River and some of its challenges in an effort to get the river cleaned up.
Nov. 9, 2018
As one of Arizona’s founding five C’s, citrus production predates statehood. Today, citrus trees still line roadways across the Valley, but the industry is stuck — and for one fruit, the market can no longer grow.
Nov. 8, 2018
There are some races we probably all knew about heading into Tuesday’s election — like the race for governor, or Kyrsten Sinema’s battle with Martha McSally for Arizona’s open Senate seat.
Nov. 8, 2018
Arizona voters soundly rejected Proposition 127 when they went to the polls. That would have required half of Arizona’s energy to come from renewable sources over the next decade.
Nov. 8, 2018
Scottsdale residents voted by a wide margin to amend the city charter to protect preserve lands. The passage of Proposition 420 means that projects in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve must now be approved by voters at a general or special election before moving forward.
Nov. 7, 2018
Voters decided the fate of five statewide ballot measures last night, and gave their OK to three of them. To break down those results, The Show spoke with Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Nov. 7, 2018
So you’ve finished a can of soda, a bottle of wine or maybe a box of cereal. You toss it in the recycling bin and put it outside to get picked up. But what happens to your recyclables once they leave the house? One listener wanted to know, and KJZZ investigated as part of the Q&AZ reporting project.
Nov. 5, 2018
For years, marine biologists were baffled by the diversity of the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific Ocean. Finally, a research team from the University of Arizona has found an answer.
Nov. 5, 2018
A prescribed fire is scheduled near Payson on Monday if conditions allow. Punky Moore with the Tonto National Forest, explained how these controlled burns prevent larger wildfires.
Nov. 4, 2018
Last year, Arizona set records for air pollution due to a mix of weather conditions, backyard fires and fireworks.
Nov. 4, 2018
If you still have pumpkins laying around the house, you may not want to toss them in the trash. Those leftover jack-o’-lanterns can serve as compost. Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is hosting a “pumpkin smash” this weekend.
Nov. 2, 2018

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