Stories tagged: "climate"


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Where to Find the Hundreds of Heat Relief Stations Hidden Throughout the Valley

Local organizations have created a number of free resources available for cooling off and staying hydrated.

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After the Flames: Santa Catalina Mountains Rebounding From Bighorn Fire a Year Ago

The fire began after lightning struck the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. It lasted for 48 days and burned nearly 120,000 acres, making it one of the biggest fires in Arizona history.

LIVE BLOG: Tracking Wildfires in Arizona

Bookmark this page for the latest updates on conditions, closures, and evacuations. Arizona had one of the driest monsoon seasons in history last year alongside a number of record-breaking wildfires—and 2021 isn’t expected to be much different. Much of the state is currently in a state of drought, resulting in dry conditions ripe for fires....

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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.

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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.