Climate


multiple tents set up on a Phoenix street
Sweltering Streets: Hundreds of People Without Shelter Die in Extreme Heat

Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the United States than hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes combined.

Climate Latino Activism
Latino Activism Leads in Grassroot Efforts on Climate Change

Latinos in the US are leading the way in activism around climate change, often drawing on traditions from their ancestral homelands.

Michael Faist / National Park Service
Native American Youth To Be Tapped for Conservation Projects

The new youth service program is designed to create job opportunities for Native Americans while boosting their cultural connections to nature through conservation projects on tribal and public land.

Dr. Joellen Russell in front of a glacier and blue sky
She’s a Scientist. She’s a Mom. And She’s Dead Set on Saving the Planet for Her Children.

University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Joellen Russell helped found a nonprofit dedicated to educating moms on climate change.

Kayakers access Lake Powell at the Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp, which was closed to motorized vehicles because of low water in this photo from March 2021. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)
States, Feds Weigh Next Steps Amid ‘Profound Concerns’ Over Dam Levels

Officials from the seven Colorado River basin states agreed with a federal plan to sharply cut releases from Lake Powell.

Western Wildfires
Strong Winds Could Lead To Explosive Fire Growth in West

“It was a miracle that people got out because we had so little time.”

Arizona Wildfires
Arizona Wildfire Doubles in Size Near College Town

Coconino County officials said during an evening news conference that 766 homes and 1,000 animals had been evacuated.