The Central Arizona Project brings Colorado River water to Phoenix and Tucson through a massive canal system. And the agency wants to help more Arizonans understand the state’s critical water issues. So CAP is planning a new Water Education Center.
Even as climate change warms the Sonoran Desert, Valley residents can look forward to cooler temperatures during the holidays. The season also marks the arrival of prescribed burns in the Arizona high country.
Conservationists say they are concerned about stadium lights being built along the border in places known for their dark skies, and one nonprofit says the lights could be harmful to southern Arizona wildlife.
Mesa’s Fiesta Mall has been undergoing demolition since July. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: How much debris the former mall is creating? And where does it all end up? → More Q&AZ questions answered
There’s been an increase in hydropower projects across the U.S., including on different tribal reservations. But some advocates say tribes like the Navajo Nation aren’t being consulted enough about their development.
In a move that may soon be replicated elsewhere, the Gila River Indian Community recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put solar panels over a stretch of irrigation canal on their land south of Phoenix.
ASU Ph.D. candidate Ndey Bassin Jobe spoke with The Show about whether the efforts to protect people from diseases like Zika, West Nile and malaria are generally successful, and the impacts they have on the mosquitoes that are carrying those illnesses
The eighth annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has been released ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change conference in Dubai. The authors say all indicators are pointing in the wrong direction.
The fifth National Climate Assessment shows how human-caused climate change will continue to shrink the Colorado River. The report says annual snow totals will decrease 24% by the year 2050. It also warns that the nation’s groundwater is at risk.
The Biden administration is allocating $51 million from its bipartisan infrastructure law to water and ecosystem projects in 11 states, including a $1.2 million investment in the Altar Valley watershed southwest of Tucson.
Climate change is very likely to bring more extreme heat and worsening drought conditions to the Southwest. That in turn could cause economic and public health consequences. Those are the findings of a new climate analysis from the federal government.