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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.