Phoenix’s desert setting makes it a good candidate for solar power, but the Environment America report points out solar growth has more to do with policy decisions than sunshine. The report ranks Phoenix eighth in the nation in terms of solar power production per capita.
The coronavirus pandemic gave the Mexican government an opportunity to push for some changes on the renewable energy market. And some fear this could bring higher rates, less investment and more state control.
A new survey finds differences in how Americans feel about water, and how those feelings translate into action. The Water Main, a project from American Public Media, wanted to know how Americans think, feel and worry about their water.
Among the products some shoppers have been stocking up on during this pandemic is bottled water, and Cody Friesen says the conversation about water resilience has continued amid the coronavirus. Friesen is the founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water, which uses panels, kind of like solar panels, to turn sunlight and air into drinking water.
As the coronavirus spreads across the country, it’s hitting certain demographic groups disproportionately hard. Air quality is likely playing a role in which communities are hit hardest.
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April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This milestone comes as many feel closer to nature due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most sectors. But how significant is this change in perspective?
It’s a day meant to celebrate the great outdoors, but many celebrations have turned online this year. See how Biosphere 2, the Phoenix Zoo, the ASU School of Sustainability and Local First Arizona are marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while maintaining social distancing.
Trash and recycling trucks are filling up faster and making more trips to the transfer station for drop-offs and to the landfill now that many city residents are working and living at home, increasing city of Phoenix trash collection by 20% since the COVID-19 stay-at-home order began.
Cities across the Southwest are stopping some drop-off recycling services, deemed nonessential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mesa adjusted its services last month. And Monday, Santa Fe, New Mexico, said it would stop drop-off services.
Whether the outcome is good or bad, this social distancing and self-quarantining we’re all trying to figure out will change us for good. That's what Mark Roseland, a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, asserts at least.
Starting this year, Mexico City implemented a change in their waste management law, and now single-use plastic bags are banned. How this environmentalist move is affecting one of the largest cities in the world — and what can we learn from it?
Researchers at the University of Arizona are teaming up with colleagues at UC Berkeley, Rutgers, Temple and other institutions to figure out how to improve traffic by reducing congestion — and how that could impact energy usage for all cars.
March rain has left Salt River Project reservoirs as full as they’ve been in a decade. The company is discharging water to make room for the runoff, providing a boost to the underlying aquifers. But Arizona is still in a drought.
SRP provides electricity and/or water to more than 2 million Valley residents. Races for board seats have a lower profile than contests for Congress or even the Arizona Legislature, and yet environmental advocates like Kathy Mohr-Almeida are pursuing the role in order to influence energy policy in the region.