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Arizona’s Wildfires—Once Confined to a Season—May Now Be Year-round

Wildfires have burned more acres in 2020 than the two previous years combined. And, thanks to climate change, it’s only poised to get worse.

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Coconino Official Backs Bill to Burn Forest Waste for Renewable Energy

The bill would use small trees, limbs, and tree tops removed during forest restoration efforts for renewable energy.

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Arizona Could See Carbon-Free Energy by 2050

The Arizona Corporation Commission on passed a proposal requiring utilities to be 100% free of carbon emissions by 2050 and meet particular benchmarks along the way.

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Trump Is Running Out of Time. So He’s Taking It Out on the Polar Bears.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the countdown to inauguration, Trump’s White House is doing all it can to ensure it happens.

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Here’s What You Can Do to Help Central Americans Devastated by Hurricane Eta

These five organizations are raising funds to help people in Central America affected by the hurricane.

In this Sunday, June 1, 2014, photograph, cattle graze at the edge of the Verde River in Camp Verde, Ariz. An 84-acre ranch along the Upper Verde River is being added to the Prescott National Forest to help protect the river's natural state and eventually enhance public access. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona’s Last Free-Flowing River Is Now Under Federal Protection

The 84-acre Rio Verde Ranch is now part of the Prescott National Forest, thanks to the efforts of conservation nonprofit Trust For Public Land.

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Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point

How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change.