Arizona Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Arizona courtesy of Environmental Health News.
A recent study highlights how much greenhouse gas emissions the United States could avoid if land managers would conduct more prescribed burns.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would reject the major components of Maricopa County's plan to clean up the Valley's dirty air, a decision that could deprive the region of billions of dollars in transportation projects.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to disapprove Maricopa County’s air quality plan, saying it doesn’t do enough to control particulate matter and thus does not meet federal Clean Air Act standards.
Arizona climate researchers have finished several major studies predicting the impact of accelerating climate change on the Southwest – climate weirdness that looks a lot like the last few years.
Time may have finally run out for Maricopa County to clean up its dirty air.
Arizonans have cleaned algae from cattle tanks, swimming pools and fish tanks for decades. Now, Arizona researchers are developing algae as a promising 21st-century alternative fuel to power cars, trucks and planes and propel the state's economy into the future.
A recent study points to a combination of the growing population, rising temperatures and evapotranspiration all working together under the umbrella of global warming as the reason it claims that by 2050, all but one county in Arizona could risk facing serious water shortages.
A study released this month projects that one-third of U.S. counties, and all but two in Arizona, face high to extreme risks of water shortages by 2050 because of climate change. The study was written by environmental consultant Tetra Tech Corporation for the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council.
A massive solar project at Luke Air Force Base is expected to provide power for a majority of the base by 2011, strengthening the U.S. Defense Department's reputation as Arizona's biggest proponent for renewable power and energy efficiency.
Higher temperatures caused by global warming could create water shortages across wide areas of the country by 2050, including most of Arizona, a new study predicted Tuesday.