Sustainability News

The largest coal power plant in the Western U.S., the Navajo Generating Station, plans to shut down in 2019, that is, unless another buyer can be found.
Sep. 21, 2018
The Interior Department says Arizona will get $2 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Without congressional action, the program is scheduled to lapse at the end of the month. But last week, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill to reauthorize it.
Sep. 20, 2018
Backers of the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative have fought — and won — court challenges over its so-called “misleading language,” and now there’s new back-and-forth on the wording of this.
Sep. 19, 2018
Earlier this month, about 4,000 acres of federal land in northern Arizona were put up for auction for oil and gas development.
Sep. 18, 2018
The Takeaway: As Detroit Schools Shut Down Water Over Lead Concerns, Contamination Points To A National Crisis
In Detroit, drinking water was shut off across all 106 public schools, when new test results showed elevated levels of copper and lead. While officials map out a long-term solution, students are left drinking bottled water supplied by the district.
Sep. 18, 2018
National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 22. To celebrate, the Tonto National Forest and others in the state will offer a “fee-free” day. Fees will be waived at day-use sites, including picnic grounds, shorelines and boat launches.
Sep. 17, 2018
City of Glendale employees spent 12 straight days collecting over 6 million pounds of trash in August that they believe is connected to this year’s monsoon season.
Sep. 14, 2018
About two dozen cows have been found dead over the past few days in Navajo County.
Sep. 14, 2018
Chants of "build the wall" were a common occurrence on President Trump’s campaign trail and his efforts to find the $5 million dollars in federal funding to complete the project will likely be front and center when funding debates kick off this fall.
Sep. 13, 2018
Thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers were intercepted this summer while being smuggled into California from Arizona and Nevada to defraud the state's recycling program, authorities said Wednesday.
Sep. 13, 2018
A summit is getting underway today in San Francisco looking into the efforts of cities, states, regions, companies and investors to deal with climate change.
Sep. 12, 2018
Critics say the ruling will reduce the incentives solar had provided ratepayers and could cause the industry to collapse, according to reporting by the Arizona Daily Star. The new rate plan, approved by a 3-2 vote, only applies to new solar customers.
Sep. 12, 2018
The more coniferous trees there are, the less healthy the forest, and the higher likelihood of a nasty wildfire.
Sep. 11, 2018
Utility company SRP held a meeting Monday that turned into a bitterly divided debate about renewable energy. Ryan Randazzo, business reporter for the Arizona Republic, was at the meeting.
Sep. 11, 2018
The first in a series of trials looking at water rights for the Hopi Tribe starts on Tuesday.
Sep. 10, 2018
The International Whaling Commission got underway in Brazil this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by Rob Hugh Jones at the BBC.
Sep. 10, 2018
On Saturday a floating boom designed to corral plastic pollution in the Pacific was launched. The goal of the pollution scooper, called the Ocean Cleanup, is ridding the world’s oceans of plastic pollution.
Sep. 10, 2018
The Rosy-faced Lovebird is a distinctive green and pink bird often spotted in Phoenix neighborhoods. However, they're not native song birds but parrots originally from southwestern Africa.
Sep. 10, 2018
A number of state and federal agencies have joined forces on a plan to improve forest health and protect water supplies on the Mogollon Rim.
Sep. 7, 2018
Scientists have been studying the urban heat island effect for a while now, but more recently, they’ve been trying to get more specific, localized data.
Sep. 5, 2018

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