Stories tagged: "climate change"

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What Does Phoenix’s Record Dry Monsoon Mean for Local Plants?

A dry monsoon season like the one Phoenix had this summer doesn’t just negate the relief Arizonans get from the overbearing heat—it also harms local plant life.

Climate activists rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square to demand that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency and move the country rapidly away from fossil fuels, July 4, 2023, in Washington. After being thwarted by Congress, Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will serve as a major green jobs training program. (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)
Biden Launches ‘American Climate Corps’ Program to Create 20,000 Jobs

Those who enroll in the American Climate Corps will learn how to install solar panels, restore coastal wetlands, fight wildfires, and more. The program aims to create a pipeline for these young people to get hired into the clean energy sector.

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VIDEO: Saudi Farm Gets a Pass in Republican Proposal to Limit Foreign Land Leases

Sens. Wendy Rogers and Anthony Kern introduced bills this year they said would address a land lease the state made with a Saudia Arabian-based company that grants them unlimited access to groundwater in La Paz County.

LUCHA and Working Families Party Join Forces in Arizona to ‘Empower Workers’

The organizations kicked off their collaboration with a joint endorsement for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s reelection campaign.

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Hobbs Announces Plan to Save Nearly 1 Trillion Gallons of Colorado River Water

In exchange for using less water, municipalities will receive federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to develop long-term water system efficiencies.

Buses line up outside Tempe High School in this 2021 file photo. Bus driver is just one of the positions that school administrators around the state say they have trouble filling, along with teachers, nurses, custodians, secretaries and more, as school salaries often can't compete with the private sector. (File photo by Kelly Richmond/Cronkite News)
Isaac School District Celebrates Federal Funding for Safer, Clean-Energy School Buses

The funding specifically comes from the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, which provides school districts with rebates to replace existing school buses with clean models.

FILE - This photo shows Colorado River water running through farmland on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation, Feb. 19, 2018 in Parker, Ariz. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
New Grants From Infrastructure Law To Help Arizona’s Water Problems

Several local advocates say that these new grants will help all Arizonans reduce their water usage, which will not only benefit local communities, but farms and ecosystems as well.