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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.