Sustainability

Sen. Jeff Flake: States should determine primary responses to drought

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said he believes there is a chance the U.S. Congress will move forward with legislation addressing drought in the West, but any federal response to water shortages must not overrule state policies or rely on federal funding.

Scottsdale nonprofit brings clean water to five countries in 24 hours

In 2010, the U.N. General Assembly recognized access to clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Six years later, on March 22, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit is helping rural communities in five underdeveloped countries claim that right.

Phoenix seeks to curb water waste with participation in “Fix a Leak Week”

The Phoenix Water Services Department wants you to fix that leaky toilet - and to share your work with the world.

Tourists take state park rocks despite warnings

APACHE JUNCTION - Arizona law prohibits visitors from taking vegetation and rocks from state parks to preserve nature for other visitors and future generations.