Sustainability News

Farmland in Mohave Valley
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the re-designation of 12 Arizona counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by recent drought.
March 16, 2018
solar panels at ASU
Arizona’s highest court said the state can’t charge property taxes on rooftop solar systems that homeowners lease.
March 16, 2018
Parts of California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico reported record dry conditions and high temperatures during the important snow accumulation period from November through January. The measly snowfall translates to worsening drought conditions.
March 16, 2018
feral cats
The Western Governors' Association cataloged the top 50 invasive species in their region, saying the pests have already caused billions of dollars in damage to agriculture and infrastructure. One of them is cats.
March 16, 2018
The environmental advocacy group Arizona Forward has named a new president and CEO: Lori Singleton moves to the organization after spending nearly 40 years at Salt River Project, where she also focused on environmental issues. Singleton joins The Show's Mark Brodie to talk about her move.
March 13, 2018
The mining industry filed two petitions Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review of a ban on uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
March 09, 2018
wind turbines
There are a handful of countries that dominate the world’s oil supply. But as more and more countries are moving to green, renewable energy, how does that shake up the energy market?
March 09, 2018
Experts estimate coastal flooding will pose the largest socioeconomic impact of sea level rise in this century. But forecasting flood hazards related to climate change requires looking somewhere beyond the sea.
March 07, 2018
Nine members of Congress introduced a bill Wednesday that would use revenue from energy produced on federal lands and waters to pay to fix national park infrastructure.
March 07, 2018
dry ground
Ranchers and livestock producers in Navajo and Apache counties may be eligible for 2018 drought disaster assistance, with something called the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, or LFP.
March 06, 2018
The children’s letter campaign was led by a visibly emotional Arizona Rep. Eric Descheenie, who waited for other runners at a footbridge that guides hundreds of thousands of people a year over the turquoise waters of Havasu Creek into Supai and the waterfalls that tumble beyond the village.
March 02, 2018
water faucet
Population growth in the region surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border is putting pressure on our limited water supply. For more on the big issues facing water in the border region, The Show's Lauren Gilger got a hold of Ed Archuleta, director of water initiative at the University of Texas at El Paso.
March 01, 2018
Navajo Nation officials have declared an emergency drought. At the same time the tribe is grappling with the impacts of wild horses overgrazing on the dry landscape.
February 28, 2018
Yuma West Wetlands
The Waterfront Center, based in Washington, D.C., honored Yuma with an Excellence on the Waterfront award in 2014. An official said this is one of the reasons the center chose to hold their annual Urban Waterfronts Conference in Yuma.
February 26, 2018
Cities along the U.S.-Mexico border have a water problem, mostly in keeping enough fresh water available for the region. A conference to be held in late February is intended to address the issue.
February 26, 2018
America is doing a great job of creating renewable energy, but we don’t always have the infrastructure to use it. Whether it’s transporting that energy or storing it, Paul Denholm, is principal energy analyst with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, says we need to invest in building the systems that can bring this energy to consumers.
February 21, 2018
Arizona voters may be asked to make changes to the state constitution this fall in a number of areas. Author Maya Van Rossum would also like voters here, and across the country, to have the chance to add constitutional protections for the environment.
February 21, 2018
Air Pollution
The Sierra Club is pushing to keep safeguards in place that limit methane pollution from oil and gas companies. The safeguards were established under the Obama Administration and are now at risk of being rolled back.
February 20, 2018
A scary countdown has begun in Cape Town, South Africa. There are 4 million residents in the city, but a water shortage has become so stark that it may be without water in less than three months.
February 16, 2018
Stina Sieg
It just takes a quick scroll through Facebook to know what your friends were up to on Valentine’s Day. What you likely didn’t see was a giddy post about garbage. Unless, of course, you’re friends with KJZZ’s Stina Sieg.
February 15, 2018