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Dog sledder
In the before times, Flagstaff mushers raced their dogs on sleds, in snow. But dog sledders have shifted gears recently. In November, a group of racers gathered at Arizona Nordic Village for two days of racing. There was no snow on the ground, just a dusty trail where they lined up in carts or mountain bikes pulled by dogs on harnesses.
Jan. 5, 2022
Grand Canyon bats
Conservationists say the need for renewable energy grows more urgent with each passing year. But even green energy has costs.
Dec. 23, 2021
Joe Biden
One of President Biden’s goals has been to combat climate change. But some conservationists are disappointed with his efforts so far.
Dec. 23, 2021
Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp at Lake Powell
Water levels at Lake Powell remain low, and Bureau of Reclamation projections indicate they will continue to drop. As water levels have dropped, access to boat ramps on Lake Powell has become more difficult.
Dec. 22, 2021
Susan Vespoli
It’s season’s endings for “Word” as we close out 2021. What do a former hotshot from Arizona, a Valley poet with a new collection about addiction as well as a planetary scientist and writer from Tucson have in common? They’re part of “Word.” It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Dec. 21, 2021
Antonio Astiazarán
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, leaders in the capital of Hermosillo have announced a plan they say will help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Dec. 17, 2021
Emissions test
The study found reductions in emissions from passenger light duty vehicles reductions saved money and lives. But, factors could reduce the benefits these reductions have had.
Dec. 17, 2021
Justin Brundin
The Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the Colorado River delta for centuries. But drought, climate change and damming has transformed the once verdant stretch.
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Dec. 15, 2021
Don't Look Up Netflix
A University of Arizona astronomer was an adviser for “Don’t Look Up,” a movie about two scientists who learn that a comet is about to strike the Earth.
Dec. 14, 2021
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
President Biden’s administration announced a temporary halt to new oil and gas leases on federal lands shortly after taking office. But conservationists are disappointed in how Biden’s policies have played out so far.
Dec. 13, 2021
Pine trees in an Arizona canyon
Climate models predict nearly 40% of species can go extinct due to climate change. But a new study from the University of Arizona says the true numbers can be worse.
Dec. 10, 2021
a forest in northern Arizona with a layer of fresh snow
A storm system is moving into Arizona this week, bringing possible wind, snow and other winter conditions to the high country.
Dec. 9, 2021
The "Earth thermometer" sculpture
Phoenix is hot, and that heat is costing the city. A new study from the Nature Conservancy took a look at the costs of rising temperatures.
Dec. 7, 2021
Lightning in Phoenix
Mesoscale convective systems are groups of storms that can cover whole states, bringing floods, tornadoes and hail to the Great Plains. A new study helps explain their behavior — and the long-term forces that drive them.
Dec. 2, 2021
A home under construction
Climate change has made some aspects of development more difficult, as planners, builders and others have to take extreme heat, drought, wildfire and other impacts into account.
Dec. 2, 2021
The Thread of Energy by Martin Pasqualetti
Energy is a clear part of our everyday lives, whether it’s flipping a light switch or turning on our car’s engine. But energy has had a bigger-picture impact on world history, and, today, it powers some of the most contentious geopolitical debates.
Dec. 2, 2021
An aerial view of Phoenix
It’s officially December — and it’s still set to be over 80 degrees on Wednesday. To learn about the hot streak, The Show spoke with Matt Pace, meteorologist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Dec. 1, 2021
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Sunrise Park Resort, a place to ski in Apache County, has delayed its opening because of warm temperatures and a lack of natural snow this year.
Nov. 30, 2021
Sonoran Sierra Solar Energy
The governor of neighboring Sonora hopes to bring solar energy plants to the state’s rural communities. Building the facilities could also improve broadband internet access in some rural communities, according to state authorities.
Nov. 29, 2021
Climate change is extending the length of our wildfire seasons — which used to include a few months of severe danger but are becoming nearly year-round. That means more wildland firefighters who are subject to conditions that could adversely affect their health.
Nov. 29, 2021


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