Climate Change

Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris recently dropped by Tonopah to help break ground for a power transmission line. The project is part of an ongoing effort to bring clean energy to the Southwest.
Jan. 24, 2023
downtown tucson
The city of Tucson is inviting the public to comment on a newly-released draft plan on fighting climate change.
Jan. 24, 2023
Electric vehicle plug-in
One of the biggest hurdles that’s stopping people from buying an electric vehicle is just where you can charge up — and how long it takes to do it. And that’s exactly what a new plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation is attempting to address using a big chunk of federal money.
Jan. 24, 2023
coolidge generating station
A judge has ruled against Salt River Project’s proposed expansion of a gas-fired plant near Coolidge.
Jan. 23, 2023
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris was in Tonopah on Thursday to help break ground for a new transmission line that will help move solar power in the Southwest.
Jan. 19, 2023
Nonstick pan
In a budget proposal released this month, Gov. Katie Hobbs earmarked some state money for cleanup of PFAS — a group of chemicals found in many water sources that are linked to health problems like cancer.
Jan. 19, 2023
Fronteras Desk logo
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden will visit Mexico next week for the first time as president to attend the North American Leaders’ Summit.
Jan. 6, 2023
Plastic bottles
A program to collect plastic waste that began last August in Tucson has completed its first phase, and city officials say the results exceeded the program’s initial goals.
Jan. 4, 2023
Lake Powell
For years, environmental groups have said that the construction of Glen Canyon Dam put one of the Southwest’s most scenic places under water. Now, some say that Lake Powell’s falling levels present an opportunity to restore that scenery.
Jan. 3, 2023
Alfonso Durazo
For each of the past several years, Sonora has faced the sobering reality that it could run short on water. Now officials say they have a plan to address the issue.
Dec. 30, 2022
Sonoran pronghorn
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has relocated six endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope from Arizona to Sonora as part of a collaborative breeding program meant to rebuild a healthy population of the species.
Dec. 29, 2022
Mark Kelly
Arizona will face another cut to its share of Colorado River water in 2023. But U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly says states that use the river need to come to an agreement in the near future.
Dec. 25, 2022
Christmas Bird Count
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 25, 2022
Monsoon clouds over Phoenix
This year’s monsoon season improved the short-term drought situation in Arizona. State climatologist Erinanne Saffell says it was a stark change from the much drier conditions in 2020.
Dec. 22, 2022
Lopez Obrador
Mexico’s transition to renewable energy is focused on Sonora - where major lithium and solar plants are planned. And leaders now say they have secured funding for those projects.
Dec. 22, 2022
solar panels
California utility regulators have approved major changes to the state’s rooftop solar market. The move could have far-reaching implications for the industry as a whole.
Dec. 19, 2022
vaquita marina
A new lawsuit seeks to force the United States to reach a decision on a 2014 petition that requested sanctions against Mexico for not adequately protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Dec. 16, 2022
Phoenix Bus McDowell Route 17 First Transit
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan to transition the city’s bus fleet to zero-emission models by 2040.
Dec. 14, 2022
Tempe City Hall
The city of Tempe committed to using clean energy more than a decade ago. It is now working with a local utility through a new program that will help it reach its renewable energy goals.
Dec. 14, 2022

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