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As the Colorado River shrinks, can new technology save water on farms?

By Alex Hager Photo: Alex Hager , KUNC

On a warm November day in Yuma, Arizona, the desert sun is beating down on a sea of low, green fields. Here, near the banks of the Colorado River, Matt McGuire is surveying an expanse of vegetables that sprawls into the desert landscape.


Here’s what you need to know about the Phoenix Climate Action Plan

By Olivia Dow

Locals are familiar with extended days of extreme heat in the summer – but they might not realize the average temperature in Phoenix has increased 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1970s, according to Climate Central.


Investing in Arizona’s Water will Improve Outlook for People and Birds

By Haley Paul Photo: Jerry amEnde/Audubon

In Arizona, as throughout much of the West, the situation is serious. And while recent storms bring welcome moisture for thirsty western landscapes, one wet winter will not reverse 20 years of drought. We hope for rain and snow to replenish our reservoirs, rivers, groundwater, and habitat.


Colorado River forecast improves with early snow, but the outlook could still change

By Brandon Loomis Photo: Nick Oza , The Republic

Early winter rain and snow across the interior West have improved the outlook for springtime flows on the Colorado and other rivers that supply the Southwest.


Groups gather at Arizona Capitol to call for environmental action, representation

By Nicholas Gerbis

Representatives from environmental groups, faith-based organizations, science and government on Wednesday gathered at the Arizona state Capitol Rose Garden to present their priorities for the governor and Legislature.


With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what’s underground?

By Alex Hager Photo: Ryan Harvey

In Arizona, verdant fields of crops and a growing sprawl of suburban homes mean a sharp demand for water in the middle of the desert. Meeting that demand includes drawing from massive stores of water in underground aquifers. But some experts say they’re overtaxed, and shouldn’t be seen as a long-term solution for a region where the water supply is expected to shrink in the decades to come.


Legislature proper place for energy policy

A fundamental disagreement exists with the premise of Sen. Paul Boyer’s opinion article entitled Arizona’s energy mix is best set by the experts. That’s not the Legislature published in The Arizona Republic on November 17, 2021. The opinion piece attempts to put forth an argument that the Legislature is not the appropriate entity to set policy on Arizona’s energy mix. That is a false premise. The Legislature is, in fact, the appropriate venue to debate and set energy related policy.


Arizona utility selects Landis+Gyr to expand smart metering with new prepayment system

By Nicholas Nhede Photo:

Salt River Project, a community utility based in the US state of Arizona, will be modernising its grid and billing system with a new prepayment system. Landis+Gyr and PayGo have partnered to deliver and manage the new prepayment and electronic billing system for the third-largest community-based utility in the US.


New study outlines high costs of extreme heat in Phoenix, Arizona

By Anita Snow

Extreme heat is expensive. That’s the conclusion of a study presented Monday by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix.


Taking Charge: Kore Power CEO Lindsay Gorrill on building a battery manufacturing ecosystem in Arizona

By Jason Plautz Photo: Yujin Kim/Utility Dive/Utility Dive

As the Biden administration pushes massive investments in clean energy as part of a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the White House wants the technology behind that energy to be homegrown.