climate change

Josh Langdon/Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center

When a warm storm front moves over a snow-capped mountain range, floods often follow. These events aren’t common on the Colorado Plateau, where winter precipitation usually falls as snow. But scientists say that’s going to change as the world continues to heat up. 


Melissa Sevigny

A new paper published today in Science shows a rising risk of water shortages in the Colorado River Basin. Scientists say diminishing snowpack from climate change plays a critical role—not just because snow supplies the river with water, but because it acts as a protective shield against evaporation. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Chris Milly of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Melissa Sevigny: Your study was about what’s going to happen to the Colorado River as the world continues to get warmer. What did you find out?

Arizona Legislation Would Block Natural Gas Bans

Feb 14, 2020
tvo.org

The state senate has joined the House in approving a measure barring cities and counties from banning new natural gas hookups.

City of Flagstaff

The Flagstaff City Council Tuesday night unanimously voted to move forward in declaring a climate emergency. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the resolution would commit the city to step up efforts to combat and adapt to the effects of climate change.


Arizona's Biggest Utility Vows All Clean Power By 2050

Jan 22, 2020
APS.com

Arizona's largest electric utility says it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050.

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