Sustainability

Kombucha couture: Valley designer looks to grow her own clothing

TEMPE - Arizona designer, entrepreneur and professor Galina Mihaleva is merging biology, technology and fashion in her most innovative and sustainable idea yet - kombucha couture, fashion designed from a sustainable textile.

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Reservation

WASHINGTON - When the Kayenta Solar Project went online last year, the 27.3-megawatt plant became the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country, generating enough power for 18,000 homes on Navajo lands. But many thought the day might never come.

After 11 years, legal, bureaucratic battles over Rosemont Mine continue

WASHINGTON - A proposal for a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains will be back in court this month, the latest twist in an 11-year battle over the Rosemont Mine that pits supporters who cite its economic benefits against opponents who it's "the absolute worst place" for a mine.

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

WASHINGTON - Little has changed since last summer, when the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords on climate change and five Arizona cities joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris standards - but the Arizona cities appear to be sticking to their guns.