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Droughts are growing hotter under climate change

8 Aug

Arizona is in its 21st year of drought, and climate change is bringing longer, more intense heat waves. Now, scientists…

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Tucson saves water with desert landscaping, synthetic grass

5 Aug

Tucson used to be a city of lawns. Patches of Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods, kept green — even in…

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Phoenix repurposes palm fronds into feed for livestock

5 Aug

Phoenix is working with a California company to turn fronds into cattle feed, reducing landfill trash. The partnership with Palm…

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Phoenix hopes to build mill to recycle certain plastics

1 Aug

Phoenix may be the first U.S. city to build a mill to remanufacture plastic containers. It’s an effort to clean…

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Phoenix hopes to become leader in climate mitigation

17 Jul

Heat is killing more people in the United States every year. And as temperatures rise with climate change, that’s only…

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Volunteers remove buffelgrass to save saguaros and prevent wildfires

14 Jul

As wildfire season approaches, volunteer groups work to remove an invasive plant species that thrives on fire and threatens the…

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Lehi Crossing residents say asphalt plant is causing health concerns

14 Jul

Some residents of the Lehi Crossing community in Mesa say they have been experiencing chronic headaches, coughing, and burning of…

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Study: Phoenix among worst for air pollution

28 Jun

Metro Phoenix was among the Top 5 largest metro areas with the most days of smog in 2016, according to…

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Here’s what to do when monsoon season turns dangerous

18 Jun

Monsoon season is a time of peril in the Southwest. Summer storms develop quickly and play out furiously, and it’s…

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Rio Reimagined begins to take shape

18 Jun

Participants at the first-ever Arizona Forward Sustainability Summit helped establish a set of recommendations for the Rio Reimagined project that…

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