Sustainability News

What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work
The Green New Deal is not just the sweeping package of legislation introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s the first thing Craig Calhoun wants you to know about the plan.
Oct. 31, 2019
U.S. House Passes Ban On New Mining Near Grand Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would permanently ban new mining near the Grand Canyon. The ban would affect over a million acres. The bill has no Senate sponsor.
Oct. 30, 2019
What The Future Looks Like For Coal-Reliant Communities
With the closure of the Navajo Generating Station, many questions remain for those who relied on the station to generate jobs and energy. Coal is dying across the country as cleaner energy options become a reality, and communities are left looking for alternatives.
Oct. 30, 2019
Is It Better To Buy Green Or Buy Less?
A new study from the University of Arizona asked whether it’s better to buy green or just buy less when thinking about both the environment and our own happiness.
Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix Forum Focuses On Future of Electric Vehicles
A conference taking place Tuesday at ASU’s law school aims to bring together people from different aspects of the electric vehicle market. That includes manufacturers, policy-makers and utilities, among others. The Show spoke with a couple of the people involved in the first Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum.
Oct. 29, 2019
How Many AZ Bathroom Fixtures Are Low-Flow?
Arizona is No. 2 two in the nation for certain water-efficient showerheads and bathroom faucets. But the state is further behind when it comes to toilets. A new survey compares how prevalent WaterSense products are in the country.
Oct. 29, 2019
Wildfires Continue To Burn In Northern, Southern California
Californians are bracing for the worst as wildfires, blackouts and poor air quality affect millions in the state. Lance Orozco of KCLU, who’s covered dozens of fires over the past 30 years, joined The Show from the central coast of California.
Oct. 28, 2019
Plastic Animal Sculptures Wander Into Desert Botanical Garden
As the temperatures begin to cool down, Arizonans will have more reasons to spend some much needed time outdoors. The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, in particular, has a new incentive to visit.
Oct. 28, 2019
APS: Fire Preventative Power Shut-Offs Are Unlikely
Residents in Northern California have been experiencing imposed power shut-offs over the past few weeks as part of a public safety effort. Utility companies there are turning off the electricity during high winds in an attempt to prevent wildfires.
Oct. 25, 2019
Ambitious Binational Restoration Plan To Plant Agave, Protect Bats
Agave are a familiar sight in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. But there’s a shortage the large succulents. And that spells trouble for another important desert species — migrating nectar bats that feed on and pollinate agave flowers. Now, an ambitious binational project is working to restore agave and protect the pollinators that rely on them.
Oct. 25, 2019
Photo Sparks Increased Concern Over Fishing In Vaquita Refuge
Fishermen in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez returned to a protected area for the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Now, a rare photograph of the small porpoise spotted just feet from a fishing boat is sparking concern among scientists and activists.
Oct. 24, 2019
ASU-Led Project Looks For New Uses For Solar Power
A new project led by ASU is looking to increase the use, and the kinds of uses, of solar power. ASU is working with MIT and schools in Ireland on the multi-year project, which focuses on manufacturing, materials and other aspects of photovoltaic devices.
Oct. 24, 2019
Using Buildings To Create Cleaner Economy
How can the buildings where we live and work contribute to a “cleaner” economy? A conference that focused on connecting companies and cities around this idea wrapped up Thursday in California.
Oct. 24, 2019
Record Number Of California Condor Chicks Found In Southwest This Year
A record number of wild California Condor chicks have been documented in the Southwest this year. One of the formerly endangered birds hatched near the Grand Canyon earlier this month.
Oct. 24, 2019
Former Sniper Works To Curb Rhino Poaching
Though numbers indicate poaching of African rhinos has leveled off, the problem is still dramatic. Figures from “Save the Rhino” show that two and half rhinos are killed every day in South Africa, often by poachers who want to take their horns and sell them.
Oct. 23, 2019
U.S. Public Transportation Sees Dip In Ridership
Fewer people are riding buses and light rail systems in Phoenix, a trend seen nationwide. From 2010 to 2018, metro Phoenix saw a 12% drop, and only three major cities saw increases.
Oct. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: The Key Factors for Protests Around the World
At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government.
Oct. 23, 2019
On The Colorado River
In a park, nestled in a red rock canyon outside Moab, Utah -- a short drive from a giant pile of uranium tailings — a crowd gathered for a celebration. Elected officials and community members mingled, and enjoyed refreshments. Volunteers placed pieces of yellow cake in small paper bowls.
Oct. 23, 2019
Cities Look To Private Businesses To Handle Recycling
China's revamped recycling policies, which includes no longer buying tons of U.S. materials, have led to dramatic shifts in the way some cities approach recycling. One option is to turn to business like Intel, which has been developing innovative recycling ideas for a long time.
Oct. 22, 2019
10 Mil Tons Of Uranium Leftovers Cleaned Up On Colorado River Banks
In Moab, Utah, the community rallied to celebrate a historic milestone in the effort to clean up the banks of the vital Colorado River.
Oct. 22, 2019

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