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The green boom: Sustainability becomes priority for Arizona sports teams, organizations

Arizona's teams, facilities and events have been at the forefront of implementing sustainable practices - from Footprint Center to Arizona State, from Arizona Athletics to the WM Phoenix Open, the state sports industry is seeking a smaller carbon footprint.... Read more»

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Massive cash flow sparks state spending sprees

Many states ended fiscal 2021 this summer with the largest surpluses in their history, thanks to surging state revenues, investment income and federal COVID-19 aid, and state lawmakers nationwide say they’ll be able to invest in longtime priorities next session.... Read more»

5 ways climate change will affect plants and animals

Scientists have provided another reminder that, when it comes to climate change, we’re all in this together - here are five new findings that scientists have made recently about wildlife and climate change.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Steele: Climate crisis has huge costs for Arizona, but state leaders can’t fight it alone

Over the last decade, Arizona has experienced 13 extreme weather events costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, and while state action is crucial, we can’t do this alone - states rely on the federal government to serve as a strong baseline for climate action. ... Read more»

Global leaders pledge to end deforestation, rein in methane

On the second day of a major United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow, world leaders pledged to end deforestation by 2030 and U.S. President Joe Biden pushed to make the United States a leader on reducing methane emissions and halting global warming. ... Read more»

45% of Americans don’t believe humans cause climate change, poll shows

Nearly half of Americans still don’t think climate change is caused by human activities, but Democrats were far less likely than Republicans to hold those views, a new VICE News and Guardian poll has found. ... Read more»

Mexican scientists scale up solar-powered water treatment tech

Scientists in Mexico are cleaning polluted waterways with solar power, thus offsetting the carbon footprint of water treatment — and they're making moves to scale the technology up even bigger. ... Read more»

Big oil coined 'carbon footprints' to blame us for their greed. Keep them on the hook

Climate-conscious individual choices are good – but not nearly enough to save the planet. More than personal virtue, we need collective action to be part of the solution and push for system change.... Read more»

El Niño and La Niña events expected to wane as Earth heats up

The El Niño and La Niña warming and cooling cycle could be dampened by climate change, but extreme rain events will continue to intensify due to an intensified hydrological cycle in a warmer climate, as other recent studies and new research have shown. ... Read more»

Arizona voters want more federal action on environment, ASU poll says

Twenty-four hours after Tuesday’s election, the U.S. officially will exit the Paris Agreement, an effort by nearly 200 countries to reduce the threat of man-made climate change. This comes as Arizona voters are expressing a growing interest in climate change and environmental policy.... Read more»

Climate change fueling more intense megadroughts in U.S. West

Climate change is pushing the western United States and northern Mexico toward an extreme long-term drought that could be worse than any in recorded history, scientists revealed in a new study published in the journal Science Thursday. ... Read more»1

Study: Climate change will continue to scorch the Southwest

Temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compiled by Climate Central show summers in Arizona will only get hotter thanks to climate change. ... Read more»1

Az faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan

Arizona faith leaders, from rabbis to imams, on Tuesday, chastised Arizona Sens.McCain and Flake for supporting theEPA’s repeal of a rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Will power plant rules cause blackouts?

FactCheck: The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress her agency’s proposed rules governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will not affect the reliability of electricity service. That’s debatable.... Read more»

Corp. Comm. chair: Clean-air plan could threaten state’s power supply

There is “simply no way” Arizona can comply with proposed new clean-air rules without “irreparable disruption” to the state power system’s reliability, said Susan Bitter Smith, chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»1

Meet 3 people who need a climate change solution right now

At this month's UN 'COP20' conference in Lima, here's what citizens from the front lines of the global climate crisis had to say.... Read more»

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