The number of citrus operations in Arizona fell about 40 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as farms have been buffeted by encroaching development, drought, disease and scarce water resources.
PHOENIX – “Cookie” King, who was diagnosed with HIV 34 years ago, works at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS helping those who walk the path she once walked. The need is great, because Maricopa County is a hotspot for HIV occurrences.
Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will finally accept its first applications next month under ther Department of Energy's $2 billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Arizona's gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, driven by increases in real estate and retail trade, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which said the national GDP grew 2.2 percent in the same period.
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, said Latinos have become entangled in rising anti-immigrant hate over the past couple decades.
WASHINGTON - Immigration officials defended the integrity of their agencies' handling of family separations at the border, with one witness telling a Senate panel Tuesday that Border Patrol agents don't leave their "humanity behind when we report for duty."