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ARIZONA

ARIZONA

As the sixth largest state, Arizona has a lot of land, and a lot of desert. Situated at the heart of the scorching American Southwest, Arizona regularly clocks in as one of the hottest states in the country and is home to the two hottest cities in the United States. As the Earth warms, Arizona’s 7.3 million residents face life-threatening rising temperatures and ever-dwindling water supplies. In 2021, 113 confirmed heat-related deaths in Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix) was double 2020’s number. Arizona’s homeless population will be particularly vulnerable to this health hazard. The dry, hot terrain also contributes to the state’s ongoing megadrought, which adds to a whole host of issues including the diminishment of the Colorado River, which supplies water to over a third of Arizona’s population. As temperatures have risen and drought intensified, wildfires have grown larger and burn more severely.

Arizona’s energy trends lend some hope, however. Per capita energy consumption in Arizona is already among the lowest in the nation, and the state is uniquely poised for a switch to renewable and clean energy. It has some of the best solar resources in the country and produces the nation’s highest-grade uranium — crucial for nuclear energy generation. Arizona has put this resource to work in the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the nation’s largest nuclear power plant. Palo Verde generates more electricity annually than any other U.S. plantsecond only to the Grand Coulee Dam in total electricity generating capacity. Fossil fuels, unfortunately, continue to play a significant role. Since 2018, Arizona has reduced its dependency on coal but shifted to natural gas, which has become the state’s largest single energy source — generating one third of it’s power. The rest of the state’s energy comes from renewable sources, with a special emphasis on solar. Arizona ranks 5th in the nation for total solar installations.

In 2006, Arizona’s Climate Change Advisory Group was charged with preparing an inventory and forecast of Arizona’s greenhouse gas emissions and developing a Climate Change Action Plan with recommendations on how to reduce the state’s emissions. The report included a comprehensive set of 49 policy options.

By September of 2021, Arizona does not yet have a statewide adaptation plan despite the fact that they are the fourth-fastest warming state in the country. Local communities have taken up the battle as best they can. In 2009, Phoenix, the 2nd fastest warming city in the U.S., completed its  Climate Action Plan, which it plans to update by the end of 2021. Its goals: to become a carbon-neutral city by 2060 operating on 100% clean energy, with new buildings being net positive by 2050, and significant greenhouse gas reduction targets between 2025 and 2050. In July, 2020, Flagstaff declared a climate emergency. In September 2020, Tucson, the third fastest warming city in the nation, also  declared a climate emergency and will implement a decade long plan,  “Framework for Advancing Sustainability,”   to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Arizona lawmakers don’t make change easy. For example, in January of 2020, The Arizona Committee on Natural Resources and Energy voted to stop cities from prohibiting construction of natural gas-powered buildings.

In August, 2020, a highly anticipated meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission ended abruptly, amid disputes over a roadmap to clean energy. In May, 2021  Arizona’s utility regulators rejected new rules that would have required most of the state’s electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change. Later that month the ACC, voted 3-2 to restart a rule-making process to establish a 100% clean energy standard for the state.  The commissioners are expected to vote on a final rule in the fall of 2021. Don’t hold your breath.

Or read the Sierra Club’s 2021 Environmental Report Card for the Arizona Legislature and Governor.

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CURRENT NEWS

Water, climate change, land protection are key legislative issues for environmental groups

By Jake Frederico 02/20/23
As a 20-year megadrought intensifies the effects of climate change across the Southwest, causing shortages on the Colorado River, increasing the frequency and magnitude of wildfires and putting wildlife and human health in danger, the…
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As Climate Change and Overuse Shrink Lake Powell, the Emergent Landscape Is Coming Back to Life – and Posing New Challenges

By Daniel Craig McCool 02/12/23
As Western states haggle over reducing water use because of declining flows in the Colorado River Basin, a more hopeful drama is playing out in Glen Canyon. Lake Powell, the second-largest U.S. reservoir, extends from…
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100,000 Green Jobs Announced Since US Adopted Climate Law, Study Finds

By Carly Wanna 02/06/23
Between last August, when President Joe Biden’s landmark climate bill became law, and the end of January, companies have announced more than 100,000 clean energy jobs in the US, according to an analysis released Monday…
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Colorado River crisis is so bad, lakes Mead and Powell are unlikely to refill in our lifetimes

By Rong-Gong Lin 11 and Ian James 02/06/23
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is the deepest it’s been in decades, but those storms that were a boon for Northern California won’t make much of a dent in the long-term water shortage for…
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Shrinking Colorado River hands Biden his first climate brawl

By Annie Snider 02/04/23
A fracas among the seven states along the drought-stricken Colorado River is forcing the first major reckoning for the Biden administration over who should bear the pain of adapting to a changing climate.
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The “Law of the River” at the heart of the Colorado River crisis

By Hayley Smith and Ian James 02/03/23
It’s a crisis nearly 100 years in the making: Seven states — all reliant on a single mighty river as a vital source of water — failed to reach an agreement this week on how…
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Climate justice organization tackles urban heat and more in Arizona’s Maricopa county

By Jesenia De Moya Correa 02/01/23
Chispa AZ’s “Clean and Green” campaign addresses extreme heat, air quality, and social inequities — with a focus on the voices of residents. The post Climate justice organization tackles urban heat and more in Arizona’s…
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What is Valley fever? Fungal infection from the Southwest may spread with climate change.

By Adrianna Rodriguez 02/01/23
The HBO series “The Last of Us” has brought awareness to the growing threat of fungal infections. While there’s no known fungus that turns humans into sporous zombies, health experts say one pathogen may become…
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Arizona Can’t Keep Growing Without Finding More Water

By Adam Minter 01/31/23
The 23-year drought that’s parching the Southwest is forcing Arizona to make a bitter choice. Unless developers can find new sources of water, the state’s largest master-planned housing development is going to remain a desert.
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As the Colorado River shrinks, Washington prepares to spread the pain

By Christopher Flavelle 01/27/23
The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
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In California’s Imperial Valley, farmers brace for a future with less Colorado River water

By Ian James 01/27/23
Just north of the California-Mexico border, the All-American Canal cuts across 80 miles of barren, dune-swept desert. Up to 200 feet wide and 20 feet deep, the canal delivers the single largest share of Colorado…
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The Colorado River is overused and shrinking. Inside the crisis transforming the Southwest

By Ian James and Molly Hennessy-Fiske 01/26/23
The Colorado River begins as melting snow, trickling from forested peaks and coursing in streams that gather in the meadows and valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Like arteries, its major tributaries take shape across Colorado,…
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PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES

New transmission line will increase energy reliability in Arizona and California

By Amber Victoria Singer 02/06/23
A 125-mile transmission line is being built between Arizona and California, after nearly a decade of planning. The line, called the Ten West Link, will make it possible to send solar and wind energy between…

Without an energy office, will Arizona get its full share of the Inflation Reduction Act?

02/01/23
In November 2015, the five remaining state employees assigned to secure federal funds for energy efficiency on behalf of Arizonans were abruptly let go from their jobs and their roles were dissolved. It was another…

Federal funds help fast-growing Arizona city address several infrastructure challenges and needs

01/30/23
Joe Giudice, public works director for the city of Phoenix, says the influx of new residents is driving a lot of construction in his community. “Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States.…

Harris visits West Valley to applaud renewable energy project

01/30/23
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tonopah on Jan. 19 for the groundbreaking of a new renewable energy project called Ten West Link.

A Copper Mine Could Advance Green Energy but Scar Sacred Land

01/27/23
Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use....

In Arizona, the Future of Renewable Energy Is on the Ballot

12/06/22
When political pundits call Arizona a key swing state in November’s midterm elections, they’re talking about the races for control of the US Senate and House. But it’s a down-ballot contest that makes Arizona a…

Revolve’s 250-MW Arizona solar project to be shovel-ready in 2024

11/16/22
Revolve Renewable Power Corp (CVE:REVV) expects that its 250-MW Parker solar project with battery storage in Arizona to enter the ready-to-build stage in 2024, the Vancouver, Canada-based company announced today.

These four U.S. nuclear plants will start producing clean hydrogen

11/14/22
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with utilities on four hydrogen demonstration projects at U.S. nuclear power plants.

AZ Corporation Commission approves changes to plan to expand wind power in Arizona

11/14/22
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. 

Flagstaff’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

04/02/20
The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is a road map for how Flagstaff will prepare for and respond to climate change.

City of Phoenix Climate Action Plan for Government Operations

04/02/20
Phoenix has been recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability and has a long history of implementing pollution control and natural resource conservation programs.

Arizona Climate Change Action Plan

04/02/20
Arizona's Climate Change Advisory Group, formed by executive order, was charged with (1) preparing an inventory and forecast of Arizona's greenhouse gas emissions, and (2) developing this Climate Change Action Plan with recommendations for reducing…

KEY RESOURCES

Images of change

07/03/22
Disappearing Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona Border

Arizona State Profile and Energy Estimates

09/23/21
Arizona is known for its stunning landscapes and natural wonders from the Grand Canyon in the north to the Saguaro deserts in the south. The state has few fossil fuel reserves, but it does have…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

09/10/21
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.

Environment and Natural Resources State Bill Tracking Database

09/01/21
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.

Sustainable Cities Network

11/09/20
Connecting communities, advancing sustainability, and cultivating solutions.

The First National Flood Risk Assessment

10/06/20
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Arizona

09/19/20
Between 2017 and 2019, Arizona experienced one drought and one wildfire. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.

State-by-State: Arizona

07/31/20
Arizona is vulnerable to increasing heat, melting snowpack, droughts, and wildfires

Preparing for Climate Change in Arizona

04/02/20
Arizona has not developed a statewide adaptation plan. Other resources from the Adaptation Clearinghouse, which have been developed by the state and localities to help communities prepare for climate change, are highlighted below.

Arizona state at risk

04/02/20
States at Risk is a project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Our work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding…

Renewable Energy Standard & Tariff

04/02/20
In 2006, the Commission approved the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST). These rules require that regulated electric utilities must generate 15 percent of their energy from renewable resources by 2025. Each year, Arizona's utility…

MORE NEWS

Innovation and clean energy industry offers recommendations for economic recovery

12/16/20  
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with The Western Way, released a report today detailing how policymakers can incorporate energy innovation into Arizona’s plan for recovering from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
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Arizona’s APS seeks more renewables and batteries in 2 RFPs

By Ivan Shumkov   12/15/20  
December 15 (Renewables Now) - Regional electric utility Arizona Public Service Co (APS) has launched a couple of requests for proposals (RFPs) to procure renewable energy and battery energy storage for its existing system.
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Arizonans Working Toward Goals Outlined in Paris Climate Accords

12/14/20  
A coalition of Arizona conservation groups, local governments and environmental justice advocates are using the 5th anniversary of the Paris Climate Accords to call for local action on climate change. The international agreement, signed by…
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APS Advances Toward 100% Clean Energy Commitment

12/14/20  
Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is taking more steps to deliver on its commitment to serve one of the fastest-growing service territories in the country with 100% clean energy by 2050. APS issued two requests…
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Report: Arizona Very Vulnerable To Health Effects From Climate Change, But Also Very Prepared To Deal With Impacts

By Mark Brodie   12/11/20  
New research shows Arizona is both highly vulnerable to the health effects of climate change, but also highly prepared to deal with those impacts.The report from Johns Hopkins University and Trust for America’s Health finds…
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Rainfall breaks dry streak in Phoenix area; morning temperatures to drop into 40s

By Salma Reyes Chloe Jones   12/10/20  
Rain fell in Phoenix overnight Wednesday and early Thursday, marking only 15 days for 2020 with measurable rain at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and breaking a 110-day dry streak.
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Coconino Official Backs Bill to Burn Forest Waste for Renewable Energy

By MacKenzie Belley   12/10/20  
If passed, the Forest Health and Biomass Energy Act would create a powerful incentive for loggers to remove small logs and other debris from forest floor, reducing the amount of fuel for wildfires.
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New report sees Arizona leading the way on clean energy

By Joe Pitts   12/03/20  
A new report released by The Western Way, an environmental advocacy organization, and the Arizona Technology Council reveals that Arizona is on track to continue building on its booming carbon-free energy sector.
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For the Hopi Tribe, withering corn crops show impact of climate change

By Ian James   12/01/20  
For 2,000 years, the Hopi have been growing corn in an arid landscape, relying on the rains. Now climate change threatens their farming traditions.
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Carbon-free energy rules move ahead in Arizona; renewable source requirement scrapped

By Ryan Randazzo   11/13/20  
Arizona utility regulators approved new clean-energy rules on Friday that will require electric companies to provide 100% carbon-free energy by 2050, with interim benchmarks between now and then.
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Tucson declares climate emergency, aims to go carbon neutral by 2030

By Jasmine Demers   10/17/20  
The Tucson City Council has declared a climate emergency and will implement a decadelong plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.
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Arizona Corporation Commission Argues Over Proposed Changes To Renewable Energy Standards Ahead Of Debate

By Mark Brodie   09/29/20  
In any case, the standards and the commissioners’ willingness to embrace more environmentally-friendly options are likely to be on voters’ minds heading into November.
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Gila County swelters in the grip of ‘extreme drought’

By Peter Aleshire   09/29/20  
We’re probably in for a warm, dry winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The surface waters of the tropical Pacific have warmed up, creating La Niña conditions that normally produce a dry,…
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Construction begins on 100MW solar plant in Arizona

By Bizclik   09/28/20  
"We are committed to Pinal County for the long term with this low-cost, highly economically impactful project. We also seek to be a good neighbour as we develop, construct, and operate projects, and it’s important…
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Climate Experts Discuss Threats To Arizona And Possible Solutions

By Scott Bourque   09/25/20  
"That’s something that’s taking a chunk out of our culture," Robbins said. "It’s also pushing people to not be as resilient when it comes to gather their own water or their own food. So we’re…
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From hero to zero: Arizona was a leader in climate policy 15 years ago. What happened?

By Erin Stone   09/25/20  
But those who had come to see one of the nation’s most treasured natural wonders were met with a hazy view. One morning, the other side of the Canyon was barely visible. The striking definition…
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Construction Underway in Central Arizona on 100-Megawatt East Line Solar Plant

09/24/20  
“Intel is proud to support new, renewable energy built in Arizona and we are looking forward to East Line Solar supplying our growing Arizona manufacturing operations,” said Marty Sedler, Intel’s Director of Global Utilities and…
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Senate 2020: With Record Heat, Climate is a Big Deal in Arizona, but It May Not Sway Voters

By Judy Fahys   09/18/20  
McSally, the first woman to pilot an American warplane into combat, serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But her efforts on environmental issues have been low profile. Instead, she focuses on Trump…
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Most people in Arizona want government to act on climate change, poll finds

By Ian James   09/18/20  
The survey found that 71% either “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement that the federal government “needs to do more to combat climate change.” Similarly, 70% of those questioned said the state government needs…
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Future Tucson will likely deal with more days of extreme heat

By Tony Davis   09/11/20  
Continued global climate change and the worsening of the urban heat island effect with more development will combine to bring not only hotter average daily temperatures by the end of the century. It will also…
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Tucson declares climate emergency, aims to go carbon neutral by 2030

By Jasmine Demers   09/11/20  
During a meeting Wednesday, speakers showed support for the declaration and asked the council to take swift action against climate change, which can pose public health risks and can worsen the effects of major local…
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Climate change poses threat to Arizona military readiness

By Victoria Harker   09/09/20  
Climate change is threatening military operations and soldiers in Arizona, across the nation and worldwide, warns a retired brigadier general who now heads a research and public policy organization that examines long term threats to…
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Tucson Electric Power nears completion of huge wind farm in New Mexico

By David Wichner   09/06/20  
Generation from the wind project will help TEP avoid nearly 688,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, equal to greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 146,000 passenger vehicles, EDF says.
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Hottest season on record: Merciless Phoenix heat blasts by all-time monthly, summer milestones

By Ian Livingston   09/02/20  
The back-to-back records propelled the country’s sixth-largest city to its hottest summer (June through August) on record by a wide margin. The summer finished 1.6 degrees above the previous high mark.
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5 ways Phoenix is leading on water security

By Richard Freund & Christina Copeland   08/28/20  
To protect its precious freshwater resources, the City of Phoenix has tapped into wellsprings of innovation and collaboration with other stakeholders. Phoenix has sought to decouple growth from water, aiming to use the same amount…
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Cities With the Highest Flood Risk in Every State

By Andrew Lisa   08/23/20  
Floods accounted for three of the 14 natural disasters that caused at least $1 billion in damage in the United States in 2019. In total, flooding impacted 14 million Americans last year and put another…
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‘Take a deep breath’: Arizona drive to 100% clean energy breaks down amid commissioner disputes

By Robert Walton   07/31/20  
Commissioners were considering an ACC staff proposal that included a 100% Clean Energy Standard by 2050 and a new integrated resource planning process without an energy efficiency standard. An alternate proposal put forth by Chairman…
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Arizona regulatory staff proposes 100% clean energy standard by 2050

By Robert Walton   07/22/20  
Clean energy advocates recommended an emissions-based standard that would measure carbon dioxide reduced over time. "What staff has proposed is a step forward, but it falls short," Adam Stafford, Clean Energy Program staff attorney for…
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How America’s hottest city will survive climate change

By Sarah Kaplan   07/08/20  
High noon in America’s hottest city. The sun blazed in a cloudless sky, making the air shimmer above the softening asphalt. A thermometer registered more than 100 degrees in the shade. Not that there’s much…
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On a warming planet, heat hurts communities of color more

By Sarah Kaplan   07/08/20  
Martha Ortiz knew it was not safe to be out on this recent afternoon, but the 55-year-old had an urgent errand. Though she carried a parasol and a water bottle, her legs grew weak as…
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New program aims to help Southern Arizona businesses go green

By David Wichner   05/20/20  
The Green Business Leaders Program, launched by the newly formed Southern Arizona Green Business Alliance, will certify and promote businesses that adopt cost-saving sustainability practices in the categories of energy, transportation, water, waste, food, environmental…
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‘Cool pavement’ experiments help urban planners find ways to ease rising temperatures

By Erin Stone   05/15/20  
Most people try to avoid the midday heat, but Middel and Kelly Turner, an urban planning researcher from UCLA, were gathering data on how so-called “cool pavement” might influence the way pedestrians experience heat in…
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During A Global Pandemic, Environmental Inequality Lingers In Arizona’s Climate Crisis

By Irene Franco Rubio   05/11/20  
On average, Arizona summer temperatures exceed 100° F, with a constant increase in high daily degrees accumulating as the days go on, leading to poor health outcomes amongst the public. Environmental heat illnesses and heat-related…
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Supercharged by climate change, ‘megadrought’ points to drier future in the West

By Ian James   05/06/20  
Cores extracted from thousands of trees enabled the researchers to reconstruct soil moisture and examine the West’s hydrological history, including long droughts that appear as sets of narrow growth rings running through the wood.
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Now more than ever, Arizona needs leadership on clean air

By Miriam Robles   05/05/20  
Particulate pollution is any sort of particulate matter that can be suspended in the air, and ozone and negatively contributes to the air quality. It can come from activities ranging from burning fossil fuels to…
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The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Arizona

04/22/20  
Arizona currently experiences 50 days of dangerous heat per year, the second-highest in the nation. However, the state is projected to see 80 such days per year by 2050. This endangers the lives of the…
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Petitions delivered to Arizona corporation commission to increase renewable energy standards

By Greg Hahne and Lauren Gilger   03/12/20  
After receiving thousands of petitions calling for higher renewable and clean energy standards, state utility regulators are moving forward with a draft rule that could — if adopted — require 100% clean energy by 2050.…
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Activists cite rising heat deaths, pollution, fires in asking Phoenix to declare climate emergency

By Madison Staten   03/09/20  
Meet Claire Nelson, one of several activists who gathered Monday in front of City Hall to call on city officials to declare a climate emergency. She is also 17.
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Study: ‘exceptional’ 2018 drought made worse by climate change

By Melissa Sevigny   03/05/20  
In 2018 the Four Corners region suffered from an “exceptional” drought—the highest rating on the U.S. Drought Monitor’s scale. Water sources dried up and crops died, costing the U.S. economy 3 billion dollars. Scientists are…
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Survey: 71% Of Arizona Voters Say Climate Change Is A Serious Problem

By Greg Hahne and Lauren Gilger   02/22/20  
About 71% of Arizona voters think climate change is a serious problem. That's according to the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, a survey to find how important climate and environmental issues are to…
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Arizona and the momentum of 100 percent clean energy

By Christian Roselund and Mark Dyson   02/11/20  
Last month’s announcement by Arizona Public Service (APS) that it will fully decarbonize the electricity it sells to its customers is a major win for a clean energy future, both in Arizona and nationally. It…
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Arizona Public Service sets 100% clean energy target, but doesn’t rule out carbon capture for gas plants

By Robert Walton   01/23/20  
Arizona Public Service (APS) on Wednesday announced it would aim to deliver 100% carbon-free energy by 2050, with a near-term target of 45% renewables by 2030. The utility also plans to end all coal-fired generation…
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APS commits to 45% renewables by 2030

01/22/20  
Conservation and consumer groups today welcomed Arizona Public Service’s (APS) announcement that will set the utility on a path toward 45 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by midcentury. Currently, 13…
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Regulators approve renewable energy plan for UA

By Steve Jess   12/11/19  
The plan has Tucson Electric Power using solar and wind sources to meet all the university's electricity needs by 2021.
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How The Climate Crisis Is Affecting Arizona

11/25/19  
Heat records, historic droughts, and growing wildfires are sending Arizona a clear message: The time for bold action on the climate crisis is now.
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As Water Sources Dry Up, Arizona Farmers Feel the Heat of Climate Change

By Meg Wilcox   10/06/19  
Farms in central Arizona will soon lose access to Colorado River water, impacting farmers, cities, and Native communities.
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100 degrees for days: the looming Phoenix heat wave that could harm thousands

By Umair Irfan   09/09/19  
To live in the 21st century is to live with the threat of weather growing more and more wicked. Droughts, heat waves, and wildfires are growing more intense and dangerous from global warming and rising…
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Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970

By Andrew Howard   04/22/19  
Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a Climate Central report based on government data. The report looked at climate change for cities…
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In Era of Drought, Phoenix Prepares for a Future Without Colorado River Water

By Jim Robbins   02/07/19  
The Hohokam were an ancient people who lived in the arid Southwest, their empire now mostly buried beneath the sprawl of some 4.5 million people who inhabit modern-day Phoenix, Arizona and its suburbs. Hohokam civilization…
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Dire warnings for Arizona, the Southwest included in new federal climate report

By Tony Davis   12/02/18  
More heat and drought. Less water. More heat-related deaths and hospital visits. Bigger wildfires. Fewer native trees. Maybe more valley fever cases. Someday, possibly less food and less energy, not counting solar energy. These and…
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