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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Fight a Big Worry for Arizonans—Climate Change

The Inflation Reduction Act, which President Joe Biden signed on Aug. 16, is the country’s biggest investment in fighting climate change ever. 

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Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Arizona Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations. 

FILE - People try to keep cool at the Justa Center, a resource center catering to the older homeless population, as temperatures hit 110-degrees, July 19, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
From Heat Deaths to Worsening Allergies, Climate Change Harms Health

From 2030 to 2050, according to the WHO, 250,000 additional deaths are expected each year worldwide because of climate-driven health problems.

The Coronado Generating Station was one of three coal-fired power plants in eastern Arizona that had emissions restrictions imposed by the EPA. A federal court upheld the EPA action.
Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA Hurts, May Not Hobble Clean Air in Arizona

When the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA could not force power plants to move away from fossil fuels, advocates were worried—but in Arizona some of those concerns have been eased by a market-driven shift.

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Heat Deaths in Maricopa County Hit Half-Year Record

About two-thirds of the heat-associated deaths on Maricopa County involved people who were outdoors.

A trail is pictured in the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz., Sunday, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Campfires are Allowed in Northern Arizona Forests Again

Campfires and smoking outdoors will be allowed, but fireworks are permanently banned in all national forests and throughout Coconino County.

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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.