Beat: Impact: Climate


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Here’s a Breakdown of Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan

The Phoenix Climate Action Plan focuses on two critical goals to achieve by 2050: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency.

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Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Have Found a Manmade Solution For Keeping Cool in Arizona Heat

Rosy-faced lovebirds, which appeared in Arizona about 40 years ago, learned how to use human innovation to keep cool when temperatures soar.

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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.

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Biden Administration Launches Effort to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat-Related Illness

The Biden administration last month announced a new effort to protect workers from heat-related illness in the US.

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Phoenix Population Keeps Growing as Climate Danger Rises

New data shows that people keep flocking to communities like Phoenix where climate change makes life more uncomfortable and more precarious.

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Report Estimates Lake Powell Has 88% Chance of Falling Below Critical Level by August 2022

New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected.

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Southern Arizona Succulent Designated as a ‘Threatened’ Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is designating an Arizona succulent as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act.