As Arizona farms and homes compete for water in the middle of the desert, the state relies on massive underground water stores. But some fear the aquifers are overtaxed and are not the solution in a region where the water supply is continuing to shrink.
TONOPAH – The Central Arizona Project is working with a Tonopah farmer to evaluate technology that converts flood-irrigated fields into a drip system that uses gravity, with no external form of energy.
TEMPE – Scientists and climate experts are trying to find new ways to help people understand the impact of climate change. Instead of a bulleted presentation, some of them are turning to a different medium – the theater.
CAMP VERDE – As temperatures rise, solar indexes intensify and weather patterns shift in Arizona, winemakers are grappling with how to adapt to climate change’s impact on their operations.
CASA GRANDE — Arizona rivers and reservoirs saw record low water levels last year as megadrought and rising temperatures continue. The forecast for 2022 isn’t much better.
PHOENIX – Phoenix has updated its plan to achieve the city’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, along with plans to address extreme heat, drought, poor air quality and other issues stemming from climate change.
Soil-moisture data don’t bode well for the 40 million people who depend on the Colorado River, which is being diminished by overuse and climate change.