Phoenix's average high temperature during the summer is projected to reach more than 114 degrees by the year 2100.The current average high temperature in Phoenix is just below 104 degrees.
Air conditioning obviously makes homes in Phoenix cooler, but A.C. units make the city itself even hotter, according to new research.A recently published study led by a researcher from Arizona State University found that the heat emitted by A.C. systems makes the air temperature hotter -- in some ca ... More >>
A group of 36 Republican Arizona lawmakers and one Democrat have signed on to a resolution supporting nullification of all Environmental Protection Agency rules. The move comes just weeks after a chemical spill in Elk River, West Virginia, spoiled the water supply of 300,000 people, in part due to ... More >>
If you're beginning to notice that wildfires seem to be popping up quite frequently, in Arizona and elsewhere, you're not alone.And according to many researchers, climate change is among the chief causes.
Computing giant Microsoft is suing a Phoenix e-waste recycling firm in federal court, claiming that the company has been selling unauthorized copies of its software. Phoenix's E-Waste Harvesters and its principal, Earl Campbell, have repeatedly advertised and sold refurbished computers that contain ... More >>
Maricopa County is celebrating Earth Hour this year by shutting off "non-essential" lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. We decided to spend part of our Friday afternoon bugging county officials about this feel-good event, because our past research shows it typically costs governme ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer wrote the Environmental Protection Agency Monday, warning that new regulations being imposed on the state could close the Navajo Generating Station that provides electricity to Central Arizona Project canals.
www.bartonracing.comThe Environmental Protection Agency issued a fine to the Firebird International Raceway and if you ask Firebird International President Charlie Allen, it's a blessing in disguise.The EPA claims that in 2005, Firebird failed to properly report and label hazardous waste like aer ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comThe famed "Manbearpig" pokes fun at fear mongering some folks associate with global warmingArizona Senator John McCain is the new target of the "green" movement, so much so that Repower America, an offshoot of Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection, has opened an office right ... More >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is directing $82 million in Recovery Act Funds to Arizona water projects. The money will "create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the environment," says the EPA ... More >>
Last year, when the city of Phoenix still had money, Earth Hour was all fun and games. Then came the recession, which forced the city to start making nine-digit budget cuts and laying off hundreds of people. New Times has confirmed that, this year, Phoenix won't be sp ... More >>
Are Phoenix taxpayers being taken to the dump?
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.
Why isn't DEQ cracking down on an alleged law breaker?
Will Phoenix voters finally get onboard a transit plan?
The Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has been established in Mo Udall's name. Would he even like it?
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
Industry group's "Environmental Summit" puts pollution in perspective--its own
Like some weather cycle, the battle between skiers and Native American religion returns to Arizona Snowbowl
State agencies are reeling in the after-Fife, the ballyhooed state-budget surplus is all but spent, and the government bureaucracy is bigger than ever. Now it's up to Jane Dee Hull to make it all make sense.
Ranching takes a blow in the courts, an uppercut to the bottom line and a jab in the marketplace
Maricopa County dumped hazardous waste at its property for years. But don't expect the county to pay for it -- ADEQ has already let it off the hook.
Lake Powell's high waters are flushing the Grand Canyon again. Is it Mother Nature's fault or the Bureau of Reclamation's?
Once again, a legal effort aims to compel the Forest Service to follow its own logging rules
City responds to reports of tainted drinking water by lobbying state officials
It's crystal clear that the city of Scottsdale served its citizens water laced with a suspected carcinogen. But did city officials do it on purpose?
Witnesses say a Justice Department attorney physically attacked a lawyer for environmentalists
How the state of Arizona went soft on polluters and mistreated the victims of the Maryvale cancer cluster
Sierra Club lobbyist doubles as Tucson paper's legislative correspondent
DIGGING AT GRANITE MOUNTAIN AND COPPER BASIN WOULD SCAR THE FACE OF PRESCOTT. PLANS HAVE BEEN STOPPED, BUT ONLY FOR A WHILE.
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RECYCLING MADE EASY! PHOENIX PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS CA ALCADE OF TRASH.
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND INDUSTRY OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAS TAKEN ON A RELIGIOUS FERVOR
FOR DECADES THE PROMISE OF CLEAN, HIGH-TECH PLANTS REPRESENTED ARIZONA'S FUTURE. NOW WE MUST ALL PAY FOR THE MISTAKES OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY