Sustainability

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


Sewage is the real border crisis for many towns and cities

NOGALES – A failing, aging network of pipes and wastewater treatment plants that run from Mexico into U.S. cities is causing public health and environmental concerns for California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.


Outside the box: One reporter’s quest to stop junk mail

LOS ANGELES – Is it possible to end junk mail for good? No, but you can take some steps to lessen the daily avalanche.


Arcosanti: Grand experiment in sustainable living approaches its 50th year

ARCOSANTI – A reflection of 50 years of experimentation at the world renowned urban laboratory Arcosanti, and where the project will go next.


String of Grand Canyon fatalities isn’t unusual, officials say, no changes planned

GRAND CANYON – The death of a 70-year-old woman in April marked the fourth fatality in five weeks in or near Grand Canyon National Park. The deaths weren’t unusual, park officials say, and no new safety policies will be implemented