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Bureau of Land Management sign
A Washington-based policy group says that the Biden administration will need to do more in 2023 in order to meet its climate goals. The Bureau of Land Management could figure prominently in those efforts.
Nov. 23, 2022
Joe Biden
The Biden administration says it's committed to addressing climate change, a pledge that it reiterated during the recent climate summit. But conservationists say the administration could do more to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov. 21, 2022
mangrove propagules
Mangroves are considered one of the planet’s most important ecosystems. But they are disappearing world wide because of threats including climate change, urban development and other human activities. So, an Indigenous conservation group is working to protect some of the northernmost mangroves on the North American continent.
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Nov. 21, 2022
Colorado River
Western utilities have been downsizing and shutting down coal-fired power plants in the face of climate change, a trend that is likely to continue and could have additional benefits, such as water savings.
Nov. 15, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a modification to a plan for new transmission lines. The vote could pave the way for more wind energy in Arizona.
Nov. 14, 2022
Arizona MVD sign
On Wednesday, the Arizona Department of Transportation will outline its plan to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Nov. 9, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Next week, entrepreneurs in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo will be developing sustainable solutions for businesses in the city looking to reduce their environmental impact.
Nov. 8, 2022
person holding a remote in front of a tv
"Octonauts: Above & Beyond" features a team of animated animals looking to protect habitats and animals both in the water and on land. And Susie Sandrin is helping make sure the science on the show is right.
Nov. 8, 2022
Francisco Acuña Méndez
Neighboring Sonora continues to lean into its potential for solar power with a plan to build dozens of solar plants throughout the state.
Nov. 4, 2022
Conservationists have long described the impacts of the border wall on wildlife in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. Now, a new study looks at how that infrastructure is causing increased energy expenditures for jaguar populations.
Nov. 2, 2022
Alfonso Durazo
Mexico will share a plan to develop new sustainable energy solutions in neighboring Sonora at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference this month. Leaders see that as a major opportunity for the state.
Nov. 2, 2022
Shipping containers on the Arizona-Mexico border
As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's shipping container wall continues to advance along a stretch of border on Coronado National Forest land in Cochise County, conservationists monitoring wildlife are expecting the worst.
Oct. 31, 2022
SRP building
Salt River Project recently announced a partnership with a company that specializes in battery storage systems.
Oct. 31, 2022
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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is set to arrive in Sonora on Friday. Ahead of his visit, Sonoran officials have been touting progress toward renewable energy — including a promised lithium battery plant.
Oct. 27, 2022
a thermometer and the sun
As elections grow increasingly divisive — particularly in Arizona — The Show decided to focus this year on issues, not candidates. And today we're focusing on those that we can really feel: climate and the environment.
Oct. 26, 2022
desert tortoise
From sea turtles to desert tortoises, pelicans to opossums, a wildlife rescue in the Sonoran beach town of San Carlos cares for and protects both desert and marine animals in this part of the Gulf of California. And in the process, it’s changing people’s attitudes toward the wildlife around them.
Oct. 25, 2022
Kaibab National Forest project manager Samantha Flores
In northern Arizona, officials are working to clear overgrown tree lines that haven’t been touched in generations. It's an expensive operation officials hope will save the region’s biggest towns from even more costly fires and floods.
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Oct. 24, 2022
downtown tucson
Lawmakers in Arizona are renewing calls for the federal government to help clean up groundwater in the Tucson area that has been contaminated by military activities.
Oct. 19, 2022
electric meter
The state’s major utilities have publicly committed themselves to clean energy. But conservationists say they have a long way to go if they are to meet their goals.
Oct. 18, 2022
Sky Islands Festival
A two-day festival in northern Sonora this weekend will be the first in the state to celebrate the sky islands region of Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 12, 2022

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