ELFIN FOREST, Calif. – Some places burn and flood repeatedly. We’re building homes there anyway.
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – Despite federal fire suppression costs quadrupling and an increase in employed firefighters, the damages caused by wildfires has increased fivefold.
OSO, Wash. – Communities devastated by smaller disasters receive a fraction of the national attention and the funding.
PHOENIX – Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident of metro Phoenix, you may wonder how haboobs got their name (or vociferously defend calling them dust storms), what causes them or how you can steer clear of their dusty wrath.
PINETOP-LAKESIDE – Pinetop-Lakeside is among the latest U.S. cities to take advantage of a federal program aimed at creating “fire-adapted” communities where humans and forest meet.
BAVIÁCORA, MEXICO – Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of copper sulfate acid solution carrying heavy metals into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers in 2014. To this day, residents claim life has not been the same since.
SCOTTSDALE – Taliesin West in Scottsdale and seven other Frank Lloyd Wright structures were inducted last month.
PHOENIX – Dropping groundwater levels have prompted many states, including Arizona, to dig deeper wells.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering several proposals that would change energy regulation in the state, including how much power comes from renewables.
PHOENIX – A federal judge has blocked a Canadian mining company from moving forward with plans to dig an enormous open-pit copper mine south of Tucson. The company plans to appeal the decision.