Arizona Sustainability News


Urban Waterfronts Conference In Yuma A Nod To Conservation Efforts
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.
Feb. 26, 2018
Border Water Summit To Be Held In El Paso
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.
Feb. 26, 2018
Analyst: We Need To Invest In Building Systems To Bring Energy To Consumers
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.
Feb. 21, 2018
Effort Looks To Give Environment Constitutional Protection
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.
Feb. 21, 2018
Sierra Club Pushes To Keep Obama Era Safeguards For Methane 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.
Feb. 20, 2018
What Lessons Can Arizona Learn From Cape Towns Water Shortage?
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.
Feb. 16, 2018
Love At The Landfill: Tucson Offers Valentines Trash Tours
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.
Feb. 15, 2018
Aquaponics Class Explores Options For Raising Prawns In The Arizona Desert
Freshwater prawns are raised right here in the desert, believe it or not.
Feb. 14, 2018
Are We Using The Wrong Words To Talk About Our Water Supply?
There’s been a lot of talk about drought recently across Arizona and the West – especially with the relatively dry winter we’ve been having. But my next guest wishes we didn’t use the “d” word as much as we do.
Feb. 14, 2018
Should Half Of Arizonas Energy Come From Renewables?
Arizona voters could soon be faced with a question — should half of the state’s energy come from renewables?
Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: Arizona-Grown Tepary Beans Preserve The Past, Hold Promise For The Future
Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity.
Feb. 13, 2018
The Energy Roundtable and the Sonora Summit, or Cumbre Sonora, will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Hermosillo. According to their organizers, Arizona representatives will travel to the summit as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, and some new players could be added soon to the so-called "megaregion."
Feb. 12, 2018
Utility Regulator Wants 80% Of Arizonas Energy To Be From Renewables By 2050
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin wants 80 percent of the state’s energy to come from clean sources by 2050.
Feb. 8, 2018
What Is At Stake With The Closing Of The Navajo Generating Station?
Hundreds of coal miners and their families rallied outside of the Arizona state capitol to protest the impending closing of the Navajo Generating Station.
Feb. 8, 2018
Delivery Robot Bill Rolls Through House Committee
Arizonans could soon find themselves sharing the sidewalks with armies of small six-wheeled automated robots delivering everything from lunch and groceries to the mail.
Feb. 8, 2018
 Can A Zero-Waste Super Bowl Be Accomplished?
Super Bowl 52 is going to be played on Sunday in Minneapolis, with tens of thousands of fans living and dying with the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. This Super Bowl is aiming to be a zero-waste event. What does that mean? How can it be accomplished? With me to talk about that is Colin Tetreault, senior sustainability scholar at ASU.
Feb. 2, 2018
Regulator Wants 80 Percent Clean Energy In Arizona By 2050
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan that would give Arizona one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the country: 80 percent by 2050.
Jan. 30, 2018
 Flagstaff To Hold Open House For Climate Action Plan
Even as President Trump has moved to withdraw the U.S. from efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, many U.S. cities have charged ahead with their own efforts. The city of Flagstaff is holding an open house tonight to gather input on its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Jan. 24, 2018
Tempe Moves Ahead On Affordable Humble Homes Project
A community of affordable “humble homes” will be built in the Jen Tilly Terrace neighborhood. The pilot project could serve as a model for future Tempe projects.
Jan. 23, 2018
Global Temperatures In 2017 Rank In Top 3 On Record
The average temperatures across the globe last year were in the top three warmest on record. The desert Southwest's temperatures were the highest ever.
Jan. 19, 2018