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Salt River Project's board of directors recently approved a solar generating station at the Copper Crossing Research and Energy Facility near Florence.
Dec. 7, 2022
peter schlosser
Climate change is affecting all areas of life. But the director of ASU's Global Futures Lab wants to mitigate its effect on future generations.
Dec. 7, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Biden administration wants to use public lands to develop renewable energy. But even renewable energy projects, which are presumably good for the environment, can present trade-offs.
Dec. 6, 2022
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Arizona’s senators have called for a stop to a Department of Commerce investigation into Chinese solar panel manufacturers, saying it has spooked investors and stalled renewable energy projects.
Dec. 6, 2022
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland was in Arizona Monday to visit a solar power site overseen by the Bureau of Land Management.
Dec. 5, 2022
Charge Point electric vehicle charging station Flagstaff
Arizona is set to get more than $76.5 million over the next five years as part of a national electric vehicle infrastructure program. While the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to add public charging stations along interstate highways, utility companies are preparing for more cars that rely on the power grid.
Dec. 4, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule change that would address natural gas emissions on public lands, but conservationists say the proposal may not be enough to offset climate change.
Nov. 30, 2022
Bureau of Land Management sign
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule change that would address natural gas emissions on federal and tribal lands.
Nov. 29, 2022
During a nine-day heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, temperatures rose a staggering 18 to 54 degrees above average. A new study describes the larger-scale forces at work — some of which could affect the Southwest.
Nov. 24, 2022
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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
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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
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"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


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