Sustainability

Bottled up: Brewers’ pitcher on a mission to cut single-use plastic

PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers lefthander Brent Suter is encouraging his team to go green by replacing plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles.


Coming clean: A snapshot of Arizona’s energy makeup

RED VALLEY – There’s a long history of oil and gas production in the western U.S. including here in Arizona. As part of a collaboration with Elemental, we explain what Arizona’s energy mix is.


Crossroads: Ridesharing, delivery services, population boom challenge transit planners

PHOENIX – Transportation planners in Maricopa County work to provide sustainable mobility for a growing metro Phoenix.


Poll shows parents want climate change taught – what that looks like in one Arizona classroom

PHOENIX – A new poll shows Americans want schools to teach climate change. One Chandler high school teacher says she has talked about how the Earth’s climate is shifting for nearly 20 years in her earth and environmental science classes.


PodShare makes living near the beach affordable, if you don’t mind 37 roommates

VENICE, Calif. – Communal living is growing in popularity as rent and home prices climb in cultural hubs in Los Angeles. Companies like PodShare are capitalizing by renting dozens of bunks in affluent neighborhoods.


Migrant medical costs, Arcosanti experiment and day care inspections

PHOENIX – In Tuesday’s 5 p.m. broadcast, viewers decided which interviews they wanted to see on air. But we’re offering all the content here: the full stories, the in-depth interviews and the community comments.


Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970

WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a new report that said Tucson's average increase of 4.48 degrees was third-biggest in the country and Phoenix's 4.35-degree rise was good for fourth place.


Arizona supports ‘Waters of U.S.’ rule change, but wants to delay enactment

PHOENIX – Arizona supports a proposed federal rule change redefining what’s considered a “Water of the United States,” but is asking for more time.


Advocacy group: Gila River is America’s most endangered

PHOENIX – The Gila River faces a consequential year in 2019. It is the deadline to finalize an environmental review for a Gila River diversion project in New Mexico. The project has long been up in the air.

Gila River

Local group, with help of 3 veterans, removes graffiti from Florence boulders

FLORENCE – Natural Restorations, a local nonprofit that removes trash and graffiti from outdoor areas, removed 20,242 square feet of graffiti from the boulders in Florence during a two-week project.


Weather conditions set Maricopa County up for better air than last year

PHOENIX – Maricopa County is seeing improvements in air quality from last year.


Experts say Arizona tribes’ role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON – The Drought Contingency Plan aimed at preserving water levels in the Colorado River Basin has been signed into law. Arizona’s tribes had a critical role in the plan’s negotiations, something experts say sets a new precedent for tribal water rights.