Sustainability

Was your hiking trip to the Grand Canyon unforgettable?

Around 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year to see the highly distinguished natural landmark stretching 277 river miles, according to the National Park Service. Hikers and backpackers alike come to tackle the difficult terrain.


Lollipops teach students what segregation feels like during Black History Month

SCOTTSDALE – Mackenzie Leblanc frowned at her lollipop in disappointment, trying to figure out why students in the group across from her were rewarded with the good lollipops – the ones with bubble gum in the middle – for doing the same exercise she had just completed.


Stepping into Glendale mosque, leaving with education about Muslim faith

GLENDALE – Glendale resident Steven Lane had always wanted to know more about the mosque that moved into the former church down the block.


Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

TUCSON – Tucson-area residents who oppose a Fortune 500 company’s plans to grow genetically modified crops at a new greenhouse in Marana won a partial victory.


Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

WASHINGTON - Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.


Student activists urge Arizona Legislature to protect environment

PHOENIX – Sixty students from six high schools listed a litany of environmental concerns Wednesday at the Arizona Capitol, urging legislators to stop uranium mining near national parks and work harder to conserve water.


Would you drink treated toilet water?

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is pushing to legalize recycled wastewater.


Be cool. Or turn up the temperature of this climate-controlled office chair in REI warehouse

(Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News) GOODYEAR – A climate-controlled office chair for workers, a rooftop solar-power array and an air-conditioning system that saves one million gallons of water per year are some environmentally savvy methods at REI’s Goodyear warehouse, its leaders said.


Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

WASHINGTON - The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.


Glendale aquaponic farmer promotes eco-friendly systems that combine fish with produce

GLENDALE – There’s an aqua house tucked away in a residential neighborhood just off Bell Road in Glendale. It looks much like all the other homes in the neighborhood.

John Healy started Southwest Aquaponics and Fish Hatchery in Glendale with just one tank in his backyard.

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

WASHINGTON - Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe's president told a Senate panel Wednesday.

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Arizona playwright brings stories of Black history to stage

PHOENIX – Larissa Brewington channels a black woman from seven decades back, demure in a black polka-dotted dress with a doily collar and cat-eye glasses perched on her nose, convincing her way into a whites-only Oklahoma law school in 1940s’ America.