Stories tagged: "climate change"


Dr. Joellen Russell in front of a glacier and blue sky
She’s a Scientist. She’s a Mom. And She’s Dead Set on Saving the Planet for Her Children.

University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Joellen Russell helped found a nonprofit dedicated to educating moms on climate change.

Kayakers access Lake Powell at the Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp, which was closed to motorized vehicles because of low water in this photo from March 2021. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)
States, Feds Weigh Next Steps Amid ‘Profound Concerns’ Over Dam Levels

Officials from the seven Colorado River basin states agreed with a federal plan to sharply cut releases from Lake Powell.

A stream of water surrounded by rock with a buoy laying half in the water
West Megadrought Worsens to Driest in at Least 1,200 Years

The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years.

downtown Phoenix skyline with hazy sky
Here’s a Breakdown of Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan

The Phoenix Climate Action Plan focuses on two critical goals to achieve by 2050: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency.

sleeping rosy-faced lovebird sitting on perch
Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Have Found a Manmade Solution For Keeping Cool in Arizona Heat

Rosy-faced lovebirds, which appeared in Arizona about 40 years ago, learned how to use human innovation to keep cool when temperatures soar.

man wearing construction vest wrapping a bandana dripping with water around his forehead
Phoenix Is Fighting Rising Heat With a New City Office

Phoenix, one of the fastest-warming cities in the country, announced the creation of the Office of Heat Response & Mitigation in September.

two construction workers, one in front drinking from large water bottle
Biden Administration Launches Effort to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat-Related Illness

The Biden administration last month announced a new effort to protect workers from heat-related illness in the US.