Sustainability

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

TEMPE — “The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound.

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer later is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects falls hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

White Mountain Apache, lawmakers seek access to funds to finish dam

WASHINGTON - The federal government needs to "honor its commitment" to Arizona's White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.


Dangerous waters: Adults drown at twice the rate of children in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE — It takes a split second for the fun of splashing in a pool or lake to turn into danger, for children and adults.


Care urged when hiking during blazing Arizona summer

PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had already reached 100 degrees.


Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among ‘best in class’ for nation

WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" Tuesday in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.


Gardens connect Chinese-Americans in Arizona to taste of home

BUCKEYE — Goats bleat, chickens roam and blue-green peacocks strut in Jing Lv’s backyard as she walks in the vegetable garden that gives her a taste of home.


Supporters, opponents grapple over proposed Grand Canyon monument

PHOENIX – Sierra Club and Native American tribal leaders are asking the public to urge Arizona elected leaders to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument to protect it from mining and logging interests.


How to prepare for the Arizona monsoon

TEMPE — It’s here. Outside your door.

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Five things to know about Ramadan

Muslims in Arizona and around the world began celebrating Ramadan on June 5. Here are five common questions about the holy month.

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Ramadan connects Arizona Muslims to local community, world

TEMPE – A crescent moon shines bright in the night sky, casting a celestial light. The lunar cycle signifies Ramadan, one of the most holy times for Muslims across the world.

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Tenderfoot fire forces evacuations three years after deadly Yarnell incident

YARNELL – A wildfire has burned more than 1,200 acres near Yarnell, forcing the evacuation of about 300 residents and raising memories of the Yarnell Hill tragedy three years ago when 19 firefighters died.


How hikers can avoid a bee attack, and whether to run if it happens

PHOENIX – Recent bee attacks turned a normal summer day into a deadly encounter.