Sustainability News

Gov. Doug Ducey says there’s been a bit of “mission creep” on the part of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and that his office and the Legislature should maybe be more involved in some areas of energy regulation.
June 18, 2019
As of Tuesday morning, the Woodbury Fire has burned more than 40,000 acres and is only six percent contained. However, it is still not a direct threat to most communities as it continues to burn in the low canyons of the mountains.
June 18, 2019
The Prescott National Forest is implementing a two-year camping ban in a popular area to help it recover from human impact. The area runs along the Verde River, stretching from Cottonwood to south of Camp Verde.
June 18, 2019
Waste Not Perishable Food Rescue and Delivery takes the food that restaurants and grocery stores were going to throw away and gives it to the hungry.
June 17, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave her first state of the city address on Thursday, highlighting many of the main achievements she has made in her first few months in office.
June 14, 2019
Some people call it barbaric. Others say it’s their right. Coyote killing contests, as they’re called, are a hot topic of debate in Arizona.
June 10, 2019
An ambitious energy-related infrastructure project could bring solar panels, wind turbines and desalination to the U.S.-Mexico border. Some hope it could improve border security by strengthening the economy.
June 10, 2019
The first excessive heat warning of the year hits this week.
June 10, 2019
Dry Lake Hills and Mount Elden lodging areas in northern Arizona will remain closed as part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. George Jozens with Coconino National Forest Services says the closure order is in effect until December 2020.
June 4, 2019
Thanks to an unusually wet May, the U.S. Drought Monitor has removed Arizona from a 10-year drought designation. Are the state's water problems over?
June 4, 2019
SRP adopted new sustainability goals on Monday that included reducing carbon dioxide emissions and water use. The utility aims to lower the amount of carbon dioxide it emits per megawatt-hour by 62 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2035.
June 3, 2019
An alternative energy company based in Oregon is exploring the possibility of opening a plant in northern Arizona.
June 3, 2019
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging the use of lead ammunition in a northern Arizona forest.
May 31, 2019
The federal government is loaning the Navajo Nation $94 million to complete a solar farm and help reduce customer’s electricity rates.
May 30, 2019
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.
May 30, 2019
Air pollution is part of the daily life of people living in Los Angeles, and here in the Phoenix metro area, we’re commonly hit with high pollution advisories that encourage us to stay inside to avoid aggravating health conditions including — but not limited to — asthma.
May 29, 2019
A U.S. federal appeals court is upholding a ban on Mexican fish and shrimp caught with gillnets in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. The ban was implemented last July by the U.S. Court of International Trade to protect a small, endangered porpoise.
May 29, 2019
The Show regularly 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 28, 2019
The push to ban single-use plastics is paying off for a Gilbert company. When two Intel engineers founded Footprint five years ago, they focused on designing and making paper bowls, trays, cups and packaging. And then a YouTube video caught fire.
May 28, 2019
Mexican gray wolves have been blamed for killing nearly as many cows and calves in the first four months of 2019 as they did all of last year.
May 27, 2019

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