The state is setting aside more than $1 billion to try and secure Arizona’s water future. And Kathryn Sorensen, director of research at the Kyl Center for Water Policy, says the state created an innovative program. → More Arizona water news
A 2020 National Science Foundation-funded study found that cloud seeding can generate precipitation, but other researchers are skeptical that cloud seeding can address the impacts of drought and climate change.
Cities and agriculture across the West put intense pressure on groundwater supplies. In some regions, there are few rules governing how and when people can pump. That’s true in rural Southern Arizona, where residents are seeing their wells dry up as big farms move in.
Uncontrolled wildfires are growing more frequent across western North America due to climate change, wildfire suppression, harmful insects and invasive grasses. Now, the authors of a study in the journal Wildlife Society Bulletin have added another culprit to that list: birds.
The $14 billion National School Lunch Program provides midday meals to nearly 40% of U.S. children each day. A new study looks at the environmental impacts of these lunches, and how shifting the menu could help.
Dams serve a variety of purposes, from energy generation to flood control. But new research on China’s Yellow River suggests dams actually can raise flood risk by altering the makeup and structure of lowland riverbeds.
Glendale has become the latest Arizona city to enter into stage one of a water restriction plan, in response to the historic drought in the southwest. Glendale joins a large portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area, as well as Tucson, in initiating a drought plan.
Each year, heat-related illnesses send more than 67,000 people nationwide to the hospital and kill more than 700. As climate change brings longer, stronger and more frequent heat waves, a new study looks at the effectiveness of cooling centers in Maricopa and Yuma counties.
A new apartment complex made of shipping containers opened up in downtown Phoenix. The builder says the 18-unit apartment building on Third and McKinley streets is the largest of its kind in all of North America.