Sustainability News

Dirty Recycling Contaminated Mostly By Food
Twenty-five to 30% of what we put into the recycle bin is too dirty with other trash to go anywhere but the landfill. This percentage of dirty recyclables is covered primarily with food waste, according to a recycling association.
July 8, 2019
Young People Sue Government To Combat Climate Change
The fight over climate change has been one of the most intense public policy debates on the national and international stage. Though a great majority of the public believes in climate change’s existence, many elected officials have refused to agree with that assessment.
July 3, 2019
Will Fourth Of July Fireworks Cause Health Problems?
The fireworks that light up Arizona’s sky Thursday night also create a health hazard for people with breathing problems. To talk about the impact of fireworks on air quality, The Show spoke with Matt Pace, meteorologist for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
July 3, 2019
Woodbury Wildfire Near 80% Contained
The Woodbury Fire northeast of Apache Junction is now more than 80% contained and evacuated residents are being allowed back home. Fire crews, meanwhile, have a different but related challenge
July 2, 2019
Senate Committee Discusses Nuclear Waste Disposal
The Trump administration supports restarting development of a nuclear waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada as well as private facilities in New Mexico and West Texas.
June 27, 2019
Four Corners Congressional Members Support Navajo Hualapai Water Bills
This week, the U.S. House Natural Resource Committee is considering a handful of bills that would ensure clean and sustainable water is delivered to tribal lands along the Four-Corner states.
June 27, 2019
What Earths History Can Tell Us About Climate Change
As part of a five-year project called the Green River Eocene Earth Observatory, they’ll be trying to figure out how earlier warming events impacted the planet and the environment.
June 26, 2019
Lower Colorado River Basin Can Still Expect Shortage Next Year
The Lower Colorado River Basin does not avoid a shortage in 2020 despite the plentiful snowpack on the Rocky Mountains this past winter. Why? Well, the new Drought Contingency Plan defines different “tiers” of shortage.
June 25, 2019
Grand Canyon Park Pushes For Infrastructure Funding
Not only is the Grand Canyon one of the most popular national parks in the U.S., it comfortably sits on a list of the most popular destinations for tourists to visit in general. A lot of work, however, needs to be done to maintain its infrastructure.
June 25, 2019
Does Ban On Killing Contests Go Far Enough?
Joe Trudeau, Southwest advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, called the Arizona Game and Fish Department's decision to ban animal-killing contests a "bittersweet victory" for wildlife in the state.
June 25, 2019
Dams Could Protect Ranchers From Drought, But Could They Also Make It Worse?
The Colorado River is short on water. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at a slate of proposed water projects in the river’s Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Part 1: A Bigger Dam In Colorado
Part 2: More Dams In Wyoming
Part 3: Pipeline Project In Utah
June 25, 2019
River Brings Flowing Water Through Tucson
On Monday, the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona is flowing once more. The river, which begins in the San Rafael Valley flows for 184 miles, curving south into Sonora, Mexico, before flowing north through Tucson.
June 24, 2019
The Final Straw: Upper Basin States Tap More Colorado River Water
The Colorado River is short on water. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at a slate of proposed water projects in the river’s Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Part 1: A Bigger Dam In Colorado
Part 2: More Dams In Wyoming
Part 3: Pipeline Project In Utah
June 24, 2019
Game And Fish Votes To Ban Certain Types Of Hunting Contests
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on Friday voted to ban hunting contests that charge hunters fees and then award prizes for killing the most of certain types of predatory and fur-bearing animals.
June 21, 2019
Pinal To Combat Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Using Endangered Fish
Pinal County plans to put an endangered species of fish to work reducing populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes.
June 21, 2019
U.S. Recycling Begins Infrastructure Development To Solve China Crisis
U.S. recycling has nearly collapsed, prices have soared and the environmental waste problem has hit a crisis point, since China, the largest buyer of U.S. recycled products, stopped buying nearly 18 months ago. Now, recycling centers are looking to rebuild processing plants across the U.S. — and that requires a policy change and millions in new funding.
June 21, 2019
One Small Colorado Town Ran Out Of Water. How Did It Happen?
One morning in mid-February, David Herz went to turn on the faucet in his farmhouse outside the small western Colorado town of Paonia, and nothing came out. “I thought, ‘Oh, f---. We got a problem,’” Herz said.
June 21, 2019
Groundwater Pumping Diminishes Streams Across The Country, Study Finds
Groundwater pumping is causing rivers and small streams throughout the country to decline, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Arizona.
June 19, 2019
Ducey Concerned About Corporation Commission Mission Creep
Gov. Doug Ducey says there’s been a bit of “mission creep” on the part of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and that his office and the Legislature should maybe be more involved in some areas of energy regulation.
June 18, 2019
Woodbury Fire Continues To Burn
As of Tuesday morning, the Woodbury Fire has burned more than 40,000 acres and is only six percent contained. However, it is still not a direct threat to most communities as it continues to burn in the low canyons of the mountains.
June 18, 2019

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