climate change

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.

Utah Public Comment Period Closes For Lake Powell Pipeline

Jan 20, 2020
Utah.com

Officials say more than 1,100 public comments were submitted for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline designed to pump water to two southern Utah counties. Officials say the cost of the potentially $1-Billion project that would pump water to Utah’s Washington and Kane counties would be repaid over 50 years.

Melissa Sevigny

The world’s hottest rainforest isn’t the Amazon. It’s not even in the tropics. It’s kept under glass in the desert of Southern Arizona. Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona,  was built 30 years ago as an experiment in space colonization, but now the ecosystems inside are perfect for climate change research. Unlike in the real world, scientists can control the elements—which is just what they did when they turned off the rain for two months. They’re tracking how carbon cycles through the enclosed rainforest during the drought. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, it’s a glimpse of what the world will look like in a hotter, drier future.


D.C. Lightfoot/UNM

A rapidly changing climate means there’s no longer a “typical” year on the Colorado Plateau. That’s confirmed by a long-term study of bugs in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.


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