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.
The Villages at Vigneto development would be built near Benson, Arizona, about 40 miles East of Tucson. It would be large — a 28,000-home subdivision complete with a lot of commercial and office, retail development and golf courses.
The city of Alamos, Sonora, is known internationally for its colonial charm. That’s attracted a sizable expatriate community. But an interesting conservation effort is starting to put the picturesque pueblo on the map as an outdoor destination as well. Supporters hope it brings environmental benefits for the unique ecosystem, but also economic benefits for the town.
An Arizona company has developed an eco-friendly shuttle made up mostly of 3D-printed parts. Chandler-based Local Motors manufactures the electric self-driving shuttle, which can fit up to eight people.
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste. The city is trying to spread awareness to the community and limit contribution to landfills.
Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.
It has allowed developers to grow subdivisions since the early 1990s. A key water management tool that enables housing development in central Arizona does not have a rosy future. That’s a key finding of a new report from Arizona State University.
As border wall construction commenced in areas of southern Arizona, environmental groups have been keeping a close watch. Even though it was informal, that included what Kevin Dahl saw and shot in a video: the bulldozing of healthy Saguaro cacti.
Pinal County ranks first in the state for cotton, barley and livestock production, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau, among other notable products, but water supplies are also on demand from new developments in the area, and farmers who have held claims for decades are crying foul.
The Navajo Generating Station is shutting down, creating a ripple effect across the region, from the families left searching for jobs to the Grand Canyon where its absence may mean improvements to air quality. Utility reporter Ryan Randazzo has been covering the generating station and what will be left in its wake.
The San Pedro River originates around ten miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border and is the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest. Its preservation has been considered vital over the past few decades, but as more people move nearby, there are increasing worries about the San Pedro’s future.