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San Pedro riparian area
A wind energy project that dates back to the Obama administration is on hold now along a roughly 50-mile stretch in southern Arizona where a group of tribes and local communities oppose it.
Nov. 14, 2023
Yarrow’s spiny lizard
The Show spoke with University of Arizona professor John Wiens about lizard species in Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2023
Tom Vilsack
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says long-term federal spending will be a big part of bringing down water use on farms and ranches in the face of climate change.
Nov. 10, 2023
aps building
Arizona Public Service recently filed a 15-year outlook on energy consumption for its customers, and one nonprofit would like to see the utility commit to using more renewable energy.
Nov. 7, 2023
University of Arizona
A $2 million grant will support efforts by the Indigenous Resilience Center at the University of Arizona as it searches for climate solutions.
Nov. 4, 2023
Phoenix pollution
Residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties can take a survey about environmental challenges and where they get their information as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments' regional plan to reduce climate pollution.
Oct. 31, 2023
Coronado Generating Station
The Biden administration has proposed new carbon pollution standards for coal and gas-fired power plants. But they will do little to offset emissions from the ones that already exist.
Oct. 30, 2023
Power lines
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $1.3 billion commitment in three transmission lines crossing six states, including Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2023
The Show spoke with Peter Byck, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, about his latest project looking at whether or not the way farmers and ranchers let their cattle graze has an effect on climate change.
Oct. 26, 2023
100 degree days 2023
Phoenix hit triple-digit high temperatures on 133 days this year. That’s the third-highest total ever recorded.
Oct. 25, 2023
downtown tucson
The Tucson City Council has approved a plan laid out by municipal authorities to secure drinking water for residents in the coming years.
Oct. 23, 2023
The Diamond Fire doubles overnight
Arizona is one of a handful of states that a new report says is most at risk of carbon loss due to wildfires.
Oct. 23, 2023
A Phoenix skyline
After the hottest summer in its history, Maricopa County has now confirmed this will be another record-breaking year for heat-related deaths.
Oct. 19, 2023
SRP power lines
When Gov. Katie Hobbs took office at the start of the year she announced plans for a new state agency for energy and sustainability programs. That office is still getting set up. But important deadlines are quickly approaching for federal funding for climate change programs.
Oct. 19, 2023
SRP building
Conservationists have criticized Salt River Project’s recent forecast for energy production, saying they wanted to see more renewable energy in the mix. But the utility says it remains committed to renewable energy as it looks forward.
Oct. 17, 2023
Tucson skyline
The Show spoke to Tim Steller, metro columnist for the Arizona Daily Star, about trees and homelessness in Tucson.
Oct. 17, 2023
summer cactus
While the rest of the U.S. is starting to feel like fall, Phoenix is staying hot — triple digit hot. Monday, Oct. 16, broke the heat record for the date at 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Oct. 16, 2023
Ken Burns shooting "The American Buffalo."
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his latest PBS project, "The American Buffalo," with KJZZ News in an in-depth conversation about this iconic species and the Indigenous communities that share a traumatically intertwined history spanning hundreds of generations on this continent.
Oct. 15, 2023
Two white peacock butterflies flying
Derek Kellogg, director of animal care at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, is concerned that “large and spectacular migrations” of butterflies are under threat from climate change.
Oct. 13, 2023
solar panels
Salt River Project recently outlined its goals for energy production and sustainability goals through 2035, but conservation groups criticized the utility for its lack of commitment to renewable energy.
Oct. 11, 2023

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