Stories tagged: "heat"


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.

A single surviving stalk of alfalfa sticks out of a field at Caywoods Farm east of Casa Grande in this October 2021 file photo. The spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more drought conditions in Arizona, and in much of the nation. (File photo by Emma VandenEinde/Cronkite News)
Arizona to Endure Another Hot, Dry Spring as Droughts Persist

Arizonans hoping for a break from the drought gripping the state will be disappointed, with climatologists calling for minor to exceptional drought conditions.

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.

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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.

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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.

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One Potential Solution for Curbing Heat in Phoenix? Sunblock for Streets.

The city of Phoenix has been studying the efficacy of reflective sealant meant to reduce the absorption of heat in the urban climate.

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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.