Sustainability

Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.


‘Latinx is me’: How one letter links controversy, community

PHOENIX — Just one letter – “x”– has spurred death threats, sparked arguments and reverberated throughout a community.

Kim Aguayo is an artist, a millenial, and Latinx. Aguayo enjoys exploring the intersectionality of identity. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Arizona Game and Fish calls Sierra Club fundraising letter ‘misrepresentation’

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the Sierra Club to cease fundraising endeavors by claiming the endangered condor population in the Grand Canyon is threatened by uranium mining.


Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy

PHILADELPHIA – Edward Manuel ticks off the issues - water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources - all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.


Arizonans: What do you do to protect the Earth?

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Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

WASHINGTON - State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects.


Volunteers make sure homeless don’t miss a meal after July 4th fire

MESA — Fire damaged a community center for the homeless in Mesa on the July Fourth holiday, but volunteers and neighbors of the nonprofit stepped in to make sure no one missed their morning meal.

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Nine desert plants you can turn into cookies, candy and margaritas

CAVE CREEK — Sweet red fruit rests on the arm of a prickly Saguaro. Yellowing pods are ground into meal. Spiked bright-green pads are roasted over a crackling fire pit.


ASU team tracks down meteorites in desert

A team of researchers from ASU worked with leaders from the White Mountain Apache tribe to recover remnants of a meteor that streaked over Phoenix skies just weeks before.

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer later is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects falls hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

TEMPE — “The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound.

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer later is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects falls hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

White Mountain Apache, lawmakers seek access to funds to finish dam

WASHINGTON - The federal government needs to "honor its commitment" to Arizona's White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.


Dangerous waters: Adults drown at twice the rate of children in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE — It takes a split second for the fun of splashing in a pool or lake to turn into danger, for children and adults.