Climate


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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.

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High Monsoon Activity Leads to More Caterpillars in Arizona

There are more caterpillars in Arizona than in years past because of the increased rainfall this monsoon season.

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After 2 Bone-Dry Years, Arizona’s Monsoon Season Unleashes With a Fury

After two bone-dry years that sank the US Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with a fury.

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Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps