Stories tagged: "climate change"


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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.

Photo courtesy of Yassamin Ansari campaign.
This UN Climate Advisor Worked on Global Policy. Now She Wants to Help Phoenix.

Yassamin Ansari faces off against Cinthia Estela this March in the runoff election for Phoenix City Council.

Graphic via Boris Zhitkov, Getty Images
The LD6 Debate Had Everything—Except the Republican Candidates

As part of our efforts to help voters feel informed as the November election approaches, we're creating an overview of local races throughout the state.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Gregg Sasek, dispersed recreation manager for the Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District, demonstrates how ground along the Palisade Trail has been burnt out making it easy for hikers to sink a leg into the soil, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, near Tucson, Ariz. Various dangers are still being accessed throughout the Coronado National Forest as a result of the Bighorn Fire. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP, Pool)
5 Ways Biden’s Climate Plan Can Address Everything From Arizona Wildfires to Economic Collapse

Arizona has experienced record wildfires this year, with blazes lasting longer than normal into the summer due to a lackluster monsoon season.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris Has Been Fighting for Environmental Justice Since 2005

As San Francisco's district attorney, Harris started the city's first environmental just unit fifteen years ago.