Despite Arizona and other Southwestern states experiencing a wetter winter, experts say the region is enduring the worst drought in 1,200 years.
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New Map Outlines Reasons for Protecting Great Bend of Gila
Conservation groups have added an interactive story map to their toolkit as they continue to push for permanent protections for the Great Bend of the Gila in Southwestern Arizona.
Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade – Fire Scientists Explain What’s Changing
In a new study, we found a 246% increase in the number of homes and structures destroyed by wildfires in the contiguous Western U.S. between the past two decades, 1999-2009 and 2010-2020.
Bipartisan Bill to Help Mobile Home Park Residents Advances
As mobile homes continue to be displaced by development, a bipartisan bill aims to increase funding to a program to provide relief to those impacted.
Environmental Racism in Arizona, Fueled By the Presence of Military Bases | Opinion
As a global phenomenon, environmental racism occurs when communities of color are disproportionately impacted by toxic exposure because of the neighborhoods they live in.
States That Limit Business with Banks That ‘Boycott’ Fossil Fuels Could Pay High Cost, Study Says
Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions, according to a study released Thursday.
BLM Prioritizes AZ Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife
The Bureau of Land Management says it will prioritize habitat connectivity of public lands in Arizona and other states, to improve migration routes for wildlife.
Report: Reclaiming Abandoned, Degraded Lands Benefits Economy, Climate
A new study found reclaiming abandoned mines and other degraded lands could bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the U.S. economy, fight climate change, and create thousands of jobs.
Old-Growth Trees on Federal Lands at Risk Despite Biden Order, Environmentalists Say
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, according to a report from environmental groups published Tuesday.
Democrats Pass Inflation Reduction Act to Ensure Access to Health Care and Investment in Clean Energy
The IRA invests $369 billion in climate and energy projects, such as American manufacturing and domestic supply chains for clean energy industries.