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Portrait of bald man next to book cover
Journalist and author Stephen Robert Miller, who grew up in Tucson, wrote "Over the Seawall" about how lofty attempts to control nature and protect ourselves from climate change often backfire. He joined The Show to talk more about the book.
Apr. 2, 2024
Mormon Flat Dam
One of the major utility providers for the Phoenix area wants to construct a new dam and flood a portion of the desert as part of Arizona’s largest pumped storage hydropower system. The dam would help supplement SRP's solar power generation after dark.
Mar. 29, 2024
A scenic overview of the Colorado River from the Navajo Bridge near Jacob Lake.
For most of its 6 million-year existence, the Colorado River ran from the Continental Divide, high in the Rocky Mountains, downward and west, through forest and red rock, to a lush delta at the northernmost tip of the Gulf of California. Its winding descent carved, among other wonders, what people now call the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 29, 2024
A protester holds onto a protect Ha'Kamwe' flag at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
A group of runners and walkers from the Hualapai Tribe finished trekking more than 200 miles over six days from western Arizona to the Valley on Tuesday.
Mar. 20, 2024
Snow on mountain
Stories of melting ice in the Arctic and the effects of climate change on animals like polar bears have been common over the past several years. Kiliii Yüyan has spent a lot of time in that region, documenting both people and animals — and their ways of life.
Mar. 20, 2024
The Phoenix City Council
Phoenix leaders will have to decide whether to save tens of millions to address future budget shortfalls or spend money on items some residents are pushing for.
Mar. 19, 2024
Valley fever coccidioides fungus
The atmospheric rivers that’ve pummeled California this winter have caused flooding, mudslides and other impacts. But the phenomenon is also leading to an increase in Valley fever cases in that state.
Mar. 19, 2024
Michael Kotutwa Johnson standing inside his field at Second Mesa in September.
Michael Kotutwa Johnson is conducting new agricultural research at the University of Arizona to find solutions and combat cenvironmental trends, affecting even some of the most resilient Hopi dry farmers due to climate change.
Mar. 19, 2024
Man in green shirt talking into microphone
Randy Cerveny, an ASU professor and "the world's weatherman," joined The Show to talk about his new book, "Judging Extreme Weather."
Mar. 18, 2024
Grand Canyon
Climate-change effects at the Grand Canyon include drier soil, reduced snowpack, lower flows in the Colorado River, more wildfires, and challenges for native trees, birds, butterflies and fish, the report says.
Mar. 18, 2024
maricopa county medical examiner's office
Every year since 2016, the number of people in Maricopa County who have died from heat-related causes has risen to a new high. The 2023 preliminary report confirms last summer’s extreme temperatures led to another record-breaking death toll.
Mar. 13, 2024
downtown tucson
A climate action plan Pima County officials submitted to the EPA outlines a list of environmental projects the county hopes to take on over the next several years.
Mar. 6, 2024
Queen Creek Solar Farm
Salt River Project’s board this week approved a more ambitious set of sustainability goals. The utility now says it is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Mar. 6, 2024
A scenic overview of the Colorado River from the Navajo Bridge near Jacob Lake.
Twelve public meetings, coordinated by the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission and Navajo Department of Justice’s Water Rights Unit, are slated all around the reservation through next Wednesday.
Mar. 6, 2024
Heat relief network
Arizona will establish the first statewide heat officer position in the country. That’s one announcement from the state’s first-ever Extreme Heat Preparedness Plan, released Friday.
Mar. 1, 2024
Laser Ultrasonic Testing Equipment
The University of Arizona recently received a $30 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It’ll use the money to create a new center called New Frontiers of Sound. The project will bring together scientists in the area of topological acoustics.
Feb. 28, 2024
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
This week, high school students in Mesa took part in a two-day event aimed at finding solutions to some of the city’s biggest problems.
Feb. 22, 2024
Cathedral Rock Trailhead Sedona Arizona
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
Feb. 21, 2024
SRP snowpack
SRP reports snowpack in the Salt River watershed is now above-average, which will mean another year of healthy reservoir levels.
Feb. 14, 2024
Group of people
The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture's program trains three to five aspiring farmers each cycle in Ajo and on the Tohono O’odham Nation
Feb. 13, 2024


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