Climate Change

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The "Earth thermometer" sculpture
It’s hot now, but Phoenix is only going to get hotter over the next 30 years. A new report from the climate research firm, First Street Foundation, projects Maricopa County could see days that reach 125 degrees by the middle of this century.
Aug. 16, 2022
Flooded streets nogales
Three people died in Nogales, Sonora, this weekend as streets flooded amid heavy rains. Flooding has long been an issue in the city, and leaders say they are preparing to fund major infrastructure projects to address the situation.
Aug. 15, 2022
White House
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $740 billion spending package, giving final congressional approval to the Biden-backed measure.
Aug. 13, 2022
Coconino County officials warned residents that they’re competing for federal funds with other disaster-affected communities throughout the U.S. as flooding continues to threaten Flagstaff.
Aug. 10, 2022
u.s. capitol building
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate approved a long-delayed bill, key to President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, addressing health and climate change.
Aug. 8, 2022
Authorities say more human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas. It’s the fourth time since May 1 that remains have been uncovered as the lake’s shoreline retreats at the shrinking reservoir.
Aug. 8, 2022
A Phoenix yard featuring mostly gravel and rocks
In an effort to conserve water during the long-term drought, residents around the Southwest are tearing out their grass and opting for desert landscaping — called hardscape — that primarily features gravel. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Does hardscape contribute negatively to the urban heat island effect?
Aug. 6, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is trying to generate excitement over a proposed bond program worth half a billion dollars. Eight subcommittees representing different city services will hold public meetings to gather resident input and hear pitches from city departments.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 4, 2022
kyrsten sinema and mark kelly
A group of conservationists has asked Arizona’s Senate delegation to back the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Aug. 2, 2022
Monarch butterflies
Monarchs might be the most iconic of butterflies — the ones that come to mind when you think about our fluttery friends. But the plant they need to live is in decline.
Aug. 2, 2022
rainy sidewalk during a monsoon
The City of Flagstaff this week secured $2.4 million in federal funding for flood mitigation efforts. Mayor Paul Deasy said a recent fire burn scar is the main focus as rain continues to be in the forecast.
Jul. 29, 2022
Because the pandemic has so drastically changed how many of us live our day-to-day lives, it’s also taken a toll on our mental health.
The past seven years have been the warmest on record, and climate change promises more extreme weather events to come. Research shows high heat can harm physical well-being, but what about mental health?
Jul. 28, 2022
The "Earth thermometer" sculpture
This week, the Biden administration launched a new website,, that aims to provide awareness of heat advisories and dangers around the country.
Jul. 28, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
Hermosillo has a water problem. There isn’t enough to keep up with demand. So a group of nonprofits and business organizations are teaming up to push for greater conservation efforts.
Jul. 22, 2022
Flagstaff Arizona sign Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff will work with Arizona Public Service to reduce its carbon footprint.
Jul. 18, 2022
Arizona Heritage Center
A new exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center uses virtual reality to boost awareness about environmental justice. “Climates of Inequality” explores the history of climate justice with an eye on the present and future as well.
Jul. 16, 2022
Climate change likely will spark a variety of national security challenges. Last week, two ASU experts joined a new national Climate Security Roundtable to assess and address those risks for the Climate Security Advisory Council.
Jul. 15, 2022
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The meeting comes a few weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency tightened restrictions on groundwater contaminants and the Bureau of Reclamation said states including Arizona would need to preserve more Colorado River water.
Jul. 13, 2022
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
Residents in northern Arizona will hear from county officials and engineers Thursday night about the new dangers they face from flooding after two major wildfires this year northeast of Flagstaff.
Jul. 12, 2022
A Phoenix skyline
National Weather Service meteorologist Gabriel Lojero said the latest heat wave sizzling the entire West Coast is going to be above normal levels because it’s arriving during an already hot mid-summer.
Jul. 8, 2022


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