Environment


Bill Schneider stands near Antelope Point's public launch ramp on Lake Powell on July 31, 2021, near Page, Ariz.
US to Hold Back Lake Powell Water to Protect Hydropower

US officials announced steps to keep hundreds of billions of gallons of water stored in Lake Powell to prevent it from shrinking.

electric school bus
Arizona Schools Win Federal Funds for Cleaner School Buses

Cleaner school buses are coming to Arizona thanks to new funding, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month. 

A single surviving stalk of alfalfa sticks out of a field at Caywoods Farm east of Casa Grande in this October 2021 file photo. The spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more drought conditions in Arizona, and in much of the nation. (File photo by Emma VandenEinde/Cronkite News)
Arizona to Endure Another Hot, Dry Spring as Droughts Persist

Arizonans hoping for a break from the drought gripping the state will be disappointed, with climatologists calling for minor to exceptional drought conditions.

strips of metal piled up
Yuma Company Working to Perfect Complicated Process of Recycling Solar Panels

We Recycle Solar in Yuma is repurposing, reusing and recycling the growing supply of solar panels that have passed their expected lifespan of 30 years.

closeup of solar panels
Renewable Energy Grants for US Tribes Aimed at Aiding Vast Power Needs

More than a dozen tribal communities around the US will share $9 million in federal grant funding for renewable energy projects.

Lake Powell
Lake Powell Hits Historic Low, Raising Hydropower Concerns

Lake Powell dipped below a critical threshold on Tuesday raising new concerns about a source of power that millions of people in the US West rely on for electricity.

a machine stacking logs in a forest
Plan Paves Way for More Arizona Forest Restoration Projects

The US Forest Service has completed an environmental review that paves the way for large-scale forest restoration projects in Arizona.