Reversing Desertification
Reversing the Desert: How an Arizona Engineer Is Trying To Heal the Land and Protect Water

Deforestation, destructive agricultural practices and climate change have contributed to the degradation of topsoil and expanding deserts.

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Phoenix Is Fighting Rising Heat With a New City Office

Phoenix, one of the fastest-warming cities in the country, announced the creation of the Office of Heat Response & Mitigation in September.

overhead shot of Phoenix neighborhood street with grey Cool Pavement
One Potential Solution for Curbing Heat in Phoenix? Sunblock for Streets.

The city of Phoenix has been studying the efficacy of reflective sealant meant to reduce the absorption of heat in the urban climate.