Environment


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.

This undated image provided by Robin Silver shows the Arizona eryngo near Sierra Vista, Ariz. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has placed the rare wetland plant on the federal endangered species list. (Robin Silver via AP)
Rare Wetland Plant Eryngo Found in Arizona Now Listed as Endangered

The eryngo, a rare plant that depends on wetlands for survival, is now on the federal endangered species list.

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How to Save Water—and Money—Following the Water Alert Announcement in Phoenix

Here are some some tips and resources on how to use water more efficiently—and save money in the process.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted: How a South Phoenix Farm Harnesses Mother Earth

“I’m very proud of my roots, traditions, and culture. That’s taught from generation to generation. That connection with the earth, nature and spirituality helps us be better.”

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.

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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.