Stories tagged: "climate"


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Arizona Is Getting Hotter—And It’s Only Supposed to Get Worse

Phoenix saw both the hottest summer and autumn in the city's history in 2020.

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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.

Polar bear in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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.

A home in the Lakeview Senior homes area, with solar panels onthe roof, in Sun City, Arizona on Thursday, June 20, 2013. As the solar power industry skirmishes with utilities over the growth of the home solar panel business, it is enlisting a new political ally: Tea Party activists and other conservative voters. Renewable energy firms have traditionally sought help from the political left by touting the environmental benefits of greener power. But as the industry grows outside of California in (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images)
Major Changes Could Be on the Horizon for Renewable Energy in Arizona

One upcoming decision the Corporation Commission will face is a bipartisan proposal that would require utilities to be 100% carbon-free by 2050.

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What Latinos Can Expect From a Biden Presidency

The new president has expressed his commitment to ensure equality and provide opportunities for Hispanics. But what does that look like?

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Arizona’s Three Largest Cities Slip in Energy Efficiency

Officials in Mesa, Phoenix, and Tucson say their cities have made significant progress in energy efficiency over the past year.

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.