Climate Change

Brophy campus
Some Brophy College Preparatory students will leave a lasting legacy on their high school campus in Phoenix.
May. 18, 2022
eelgrass seed
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
Lake Mead
Lower levels at Lake Mead have sent water managers scrambling to assess Southwestern water and energy needs. But the falling reservoir is also revealing some surprises. Earlier this month, boaters at Lake Mead discovered a barrel with human remains.
May. 10, 2022
Scottsdale city seal
Scottsdale is working on its first sustainability plan and will host two workshops next week to provide an overview of sustainability and hear from residents.
May. 10, 2022
Lake Powell
As the drought continues and climate change’s impact is felt even more deeply, dealing with Arizona’s water challenges has taken on a dramatic immediacy. And that will include conservation — possibly required conservation in the next couple of years.
May. 9, 2022
Quitobaquito a natural water source near the U.S.-Mexico border in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It’s a sacred site and historic homestead to a southern Arizona tribe and it houses some of the state’s most endangered species. But the site is now in peril.
May. 6, 2022
The Living Traditions Dance Troupe
"Dancing With The Universe | Native Style” is a new Indigenous theatrical work debuting this weekend at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The themes present in the songs and dances are centered on connecting to nature.
May. 3, 2022
Andrew Dana Hudson Our Shared Storm
Plans to combat climate change vary according to perception of its severity. In his new book, "Our Shared Storm: A Novel of Five Climate Futures," Andrew Dana Hudson begins with public policy on climate change and offers a variety of scenarios.
Apr. 29, 2022
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexico is renewing an energy subsidy to help Sonorans with the high costs of electricity during the scorching summer months, and the president says he’s looking to make that assistance permanent.
Apr. 28, 2022
Coronado Generating Station
SRP plans to close its Coronado Generating Station in eastern Arizona no later than 2032. The utility has ambitious goals for reducing its carbon footprint and will launch a number of studies on how to shutter the plant with little economic impact. .
Apr. 27, 2022
Colorado River
Leaders in the Yuma area are hosting a roundtable Thursday afternoon to discuss how drought and cuts in Colorado River output will affect water infrastructure and needs going forward.
Apr. 27, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
Firefighters in southern Arizona are making headway battling the Locklin Fire. The blaze was reported late Monday night in the town of Bisbee in Cochise County.
Apr. 26, 2022
flames from the tunnel fire
The Tunnel Fire continues to burn acreage in northern Arizona, signaling the beginning of wildfire season in the state.
Apr. 25, 2022
A Phoenix skyline
The Phoenix City Council recently approved a heat response plan for this summer. For the first time, staff from the city’s homeless services program will join volunteers as they pass out water and maps to cooling centers.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 24, 2022
Raúl Grijalva
Southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva hosted a community event in Tucson on Wednesday to give details about a bill he’s part of that would make access to clean air and water a right protected by law.
Apr. 21, 2022
south mountain
The ban applies to open wood and charcoal fires in 10 desert parks and preserves.
Apr. 21, 2022
Al Gore ASU virtual climate change talk
With Earth Day approaching, a group of academics gathered at Arizona State University for a virtual and in-person conference on climate change and democracy.
Apr. 20, 2022
Tunnel Fire BAER team
As the Tunnel Fire ravaged huge swaths of northern Arizona a few weeks ago, homes and forests were burned, as well as the entirety of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Apr. 19, 2022
Tres Rios Wetlands
Falling levels in northern Arizona reservoirs have raised concerns about the state’s water supply during the ongoing drought. But other sources of water supplying metro Phoenix are at healthier levels.
Apr. 19, 2022
wildflowers in peridot, az
Even as temperatures in the Valley are climbing into the 90s, this remains one of the most beautiful times of year here. In large part, that’s because of the varieties of wildflowers that have emerged with gorgeous, bright colors that create such a unique landscape.
Apr. 18, 2022

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