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trees in Phoenix
Trees can provide relief from the heat during the summer months, but ASU researchers say that other forms of shade can also be effective. The findings can have benefits for city planners looking to offset the heat island effect.
Jun. 15, 2021
sprinklers
As the drought continues, Arizona may have to rely more on groundwater and less on the Colorado River, but groundwater pumping may have consequences.
Jun. 14, 2021
trees for Reto 1001 Arboles
A group of concerned citizens are taking to the streets in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo on Sunday to plant 1,000 trees. It’s part of a growing green movement in the city.
Jun. 11, 2021
Lake Mead
A key reservoir on the Colorado River has dipped to its record low in the latest showing of the drought's grip on the region. The surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Nevada-Arizona border dipped to 1,071.56 feet at 11 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Jun. 11, 2021
greg asner and robin martin
Coral reefs are under serious threat from climate change as more are bleached as the oceans warm. Located in Hawaii, ASU’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science is working to stop climate change from destroying this crucial ocean habitat.
Jun. 10, 2021
Multiple flowers sprouting on a saguaro cactus
Cactus experts are tracking an unprecedented outbreak of “side blooms” on saguaros across southern Arizona this year. The exact cause is unclear, but experts agree the rare display is a sign of distress.
May. 31, 2021
The below-grade Papago Freeway in central Phoenix, built on what used to be Moreland and Culver streets.
The Ten Across project has decided to use the Interstate Ten corridor, stretching from California to Florida, as its framework when it comes to water, energy, commerce, and land use — among other things.
May. 26, 2021
Coronado National Forest
As Memorial Day approaches, five of the state’s six national forests are already under fire restrictions. Coronado National Forest became the sixth forest to impose fire restrictions to offset dry conditions.
May. 25, 2021
Juniper
Juniper trees in parts of Arizona are dying in large numbers, and the ongoing drought seems to be to blame.
May. 18, 2021
Snowpack plays a big role in the West’s water supply. But researchers say that groundwater is equally important — particularly in the Colorado River watershed. Some are examining the walls of the Grand Canyon to understand how groundwater responds to climate change.
May. 12, 2021
Sonoran Drought
More than 2 million acres of irrigated crops could be at risk in Mexico because of a lack of water. Neighboring Sonora is among the worst hit.
May. 12, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May. 7, 2021
Sonoran Solar
Like Arizona, neighboring Sonora has a great deal of potential for solar energy development. Despite that potential, the prospects for solar there and across Mexico have gotten even more challenging since we last reported on it.
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May. 6, 2021
close up of blink sign
More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Phoenix thanks to a deal between the city and Salt River Project.
May. 6, 2021
hot Thermometer
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released new climate data that includes temperatures through 2020.
May. 4, 2021
 interactive mirrored wall
Climate change has changed the way a lot of us think about the future, but for what seems like a growing number of young people, it’s changing something fundamental: Their decision to have children.
May. 4, 2021
ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced results for the first quarter of 2021 on Monday. The quarterly numbers showed a 16% increase in revenue year over year and record automotive revenue of $515 million.
May. 3, 2021
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One of the state's most important reservoirs is at just over 1 percent of its capacity.
May. 1, 2021
Sonoran Drought
After a terrible rainy season last year, neighboring Sonora’s massive agricultural sector is banking on better monsoons this summer. A top federal water official recently predicted a massive cut in acreage in the critical Mayo River Valley if this summer disappoints again.
Apr. 30, 2021
Lake Mead
The Arizona Department of Water Resources and Central Arizona Project expect to hit a “Tier 1" shortage in their drought contingency plan in 2022. It would be the first time reservoirs ever dipped low enough to trigger substantial cuts to Arizona’s share of Colorado River water.
Apr. 29, 2021

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