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Climate advocates have long argued that the movement has been overly focused on individual responsibility when large-scale societal shifts can make a much bigger dent in carbon emissions.

For years, environmental campaigns have espoused actions like biking, taking shorter showers, and turning off the lights - but increasingly, Americans’ concern about climate change appears to be directed more toward the actions of politicians and corporations. Read more»

President Joe Biden is joined by Democratic lawmakers as he signs the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 16, 2022.

The climate change and health care bill signed into law this week will lower U.S. carbon emissions by a gigaton by 2030, a new analysis from the Department of Energy said, further cementing claims already made about the the bill's clean energy programs. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey, Karrin Taylor Robson and former Vice President Mike Pence at a campaign event for Robson on July 22, 2022, at TYR Tactical in Peoria.

Karrin Taylor Robson’s campaign says the Republican candidate for governor didn’t hop on a private plane for an 11-minute flight from one Valley suburb to another to attend a campaign event Friday, despite claims from Democrats that she did exactly that. Read more»

Logs in Coconino National Forest are piled and waiting to be loaded onto a truck.

Plans for commercial logging of old-growth forests on federal lands have moved forward this year - despite an executive order signed on Earth Day by President Joe Biden - projects that collectively threaten about 240,000 acres of older forests. Read more»

The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. The plant was decommissioned in 2019, and the smokestacks demolished on December 18, 2020.

Writing for the conservative supermajority, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said the decision to regulate carbon dioxide emissions should be left to Congress, not the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more»

When the Phoenix Suns changed the name of their arena to Footprint Center, few were familiar with the company. But when its role as a materials science company determined to help the planet become clear, many embraced the switch.

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»

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a $100 million commitment to expand high-speed broadband to unserved or underserved areas of the state, making it one of the single largest broadband investments in state history. Expanded broadband services allow rural patients and remote healthcare professionals to are now able to conduct live, clear, delay-free, face-to-face consultations.

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»

On the eastern coast of Tanzania, communities are restoring mangrove forests to adapt to rising sea levels and storm surges.

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»

Protestors at the climate strike and march in Pittsburgh on September 24, 2021.

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»

The trees of a redwood forest on Aptos Creek Trail in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz County, California. The 10,000-acre park boasts over 40 miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty and the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, also reachable by an easy hike.

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»

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»

Researchers outfit a model tourist boat with a solar powered aeration pump in a canal covered with invasive water hyacinths.

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»

Temperatures have reached record heights in southern Italy, which has been badly hit by wildfires. Climate scientists say there is little doubt that climate change is driving extreme weather events.

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»

Surface ocean temperatures are simulated at unprecedented resolution using a coupled atmosphere-ocean model. The extensive wavy cold structure in the equatorial Pacific corresponds to a tropical instability wave.

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»

Lake Mead has been dropping for years as temperatures across the Southwest have risen and precipitation has fallen due to climate change. The lake’s surface has fallen 147 feet since 1983, the last time it was at 'full pool,' according to the National Park Service.

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»

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