saguaro cactuses in the Sonoran Desert National Monument
The Show spoke with University of Arizona’s Chris Castro, professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences there, and Dave Goodrich, research hydraulic engineer with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Tucson, about the dry monsoon season in Arizona.
Oct. 4, 2023
maricopa county medical examiner's office
Maricopa County has confirmed 295 heat deaths so far this year. 298 more deaths are still under investigation. Those numbers are about 33% higher than at the same point last year.
Sep. 27, 2023
shade and trees
Phoenix recently got a $10 million grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The money will go toward planting trees in underserved communities across the city. The Show spoke with Phoenix’s urban tree program manager about the effort.
Sep. 27, 2023
Just when you thought the triple digits were finally behind us, the next couple of days will be warmer than normal. According to the National Weather Service, normal highs for this time of year are in the low to mid-90s
Sep. 25, 2023
Farmworkers harvesting in a field
The state Department of Health Services and the University of Arizona are working on the first targeted count of farmworkers in Arizona since 2008.
Sep. 25, 2023
Extreme heat orange sun sunset
New polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicates that extreme weather, including a summer that brought dangerous heat for much of the United States, is bolstering Americans' belief that they've personally felt the impact of climate change.
Sep. 25, 2023
Horseshoe Bend
The Show spoke with Annette McGivney, who wrote about the one-upping competition in extreme sports back in 2016, about her thoughts on Arizona hikers and the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike.
Sep. 25, 2023
Trees on fire
There were about 300 more wildfires this year than in 2022, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Officials said weather conditions led to the overall rise in wildfires.
Sep. 23, 2023
hot Thermometer
Maricopa County officials said Friday that 289 heat associated deaths were confirmed as of Sept. 16, with another 262 deaths under investigation.
Sep. 22, 2023
The sun shines behind a saguaro cactus
Will this summer ever end? Many Phoenix residents are probably still asking themselves that question, even though Saturday is technically the first day of fall.
Sep. 21, 2023
camelback monsoon
Monsoon season officially lasts from June 15 to Sept. 30. The summer storms typically bring about 2.4 inches of rain to the Valley. This year we’ve had just 0.15 inches.
Sep. 19, 2023
A Phoenix skyline
The death toll from this summer’s intense heat in Maricopa County now tops 200. Another 356 fatalities are still under investigation. Those numbers are about 35% higher than they were at the same point last year.
Sep. 13, 2023
solar panels
The Show spoke with Nick Rolston, an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, where his research focus is on designing the next generation of energy materials and devices.
Sep. 13, 2023
Liberty Wildlife baby bird
Summer is the busiest time of year for the orphan care center at Liberty Wildlife, a sprawling complex of an animal rehabilitation center in Phoenix. If you’ve found a baby bird injured in your backyard, you can bring it in to be treated.
Sep. 12, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
On Saturday, search and rescue teams received a call about a hiker in distress about a mile south of Cottonwood Campground. Attempts to resuscitate him failed.
Sep. 11, 2023
Kids play at a splash pad
A historic heat wave continues to stifle Phoenix — but the end may finally be in sight. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 107 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday and 102 F on Tuesday.
Sep. 10, 2023
Sun on a blue sky framed by trees
How hot is it in Phoenix? In what has been the hottest summer ever measured, the sizzling city in the Sonoran Desert broke yet another record Saturday when temperatures topped 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sep. 9, 2023
summer cactus
We’re not done with summer yet. High temperatures this weekend are expected to reach 113. That means 2023 will likely break the record for the most days in a single year with temperatures at or above 110.
Sep. 7, 2023
The emergency department at an Arizona hospital
The Show spoke with Dr. Geoffrey Comp, an emergency room physician at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, about the most extreme results of extreme heat.
Sep. 6, 2023
Take a Hike, Do it Right heat warning sign
Thursday, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board voted to expand a city program that closes popular trails when the heat threatens hikers’ safety. Launched in 2021 as a seasonal pilot, the program is now in effect all year, with select trails at Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak closed whenever there’s an excessive heat warning.
Sep. 4, 2023


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