Earthworks is a genre of art that dawned in the 1960s. Artists left institutions to work directly on the land, their work shedding light on our relationship with the planet. Now, the ASU Art Museum is looking at that relationship through a contemporary lens.
Cacti seem hardy enough, but more than 31% of species are threatened with extinction. And scientists don’t know whether climate change will improve or worsen their prospects. A new study paints a troubling picture.
Phoenix Fashion Week is hitting the runway April 15-16. The event attracts models, designers and fashionistas from across the U.S., including North Dakota, where Indigenous designer Norma Baker-Flying Horse is from.
In 2019, KJZZ News reported on an international study of dire threats to biodiversity. He recently spoke to one of the co-authors about her research on how to balance the value of conservation against the economics of development.
Phoenix wants to have 280,000 electric vehicles registered in the city by 2030. To reach that goal, the mayor’s ad hoc committee on electric vehicles recently presented its draft plan to the City Council, which included six recommendations and suggested strategies.
For many of us, climate change conjures up nothing but images of doom and destruction, from disastrous storms to wildfires to scorching heat. But Chris Castro, a professor and associate head in the department of hydrology and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona, says there's still hope.
An IPCC report released Monday says we have the knowledge, technology and affordable clean energy needed to meet emissions targets. But a lack of political will and funding undermine progress — and hope for avoiding calamity.
From solar panels to water fixtures, building plans have adapted over the years to promote sustainable practices. That certification process has expanded to also include outdoor environments like Orange Mall at ASU's Tempe campus.
When consumers pony up extra cash for antibiotic-free meat, they rely on labels approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to confirm they’re getting what they paid for. But a study published in the journal Science says, “Let the buyer beware.”
The Sonoran desert tortoise has been denied endangered species status for a second time. That’s after environmental advocates have pushed for 14 years to protect an iconic species of the desert Southwest.
The Biden administration is working with states and cities across the country to try to boost the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition, there’s money in the bipartisan infrastructure law to help in this effort.
The “Road to Clean Air” report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association lists Phoenix and Mesa among the 25 cities that would benefit most from a nationwide shift to zero-emission power plants and vehicles. → More Arizona science news
Two thousand to 2021 was the driest 22 year period since the year 800. But there’s a promising new pilot project in California that aims to conserve water while producing renewable energy. → More Arizona Science Desk news
Experts have long expressed concern about the feedback loop between a warming climate and greenhouse gases released from melting permafrost. Now a new study suggests mountain permafrost might melt even faster than frozen ground in northern climes.
The Prescott National Forest is looking for volunteers to help build a new trail this weekend. Forest officials have set aside Saturday, March 26, for willing volunteers to lend a hand in constructing the Copper Chief Trail #535.