Sustainability

Interactive video: Guide to Arizona’s wildfire season

This Touchcast interactive video breaks down details of Arizona's wildfire season. Touchcast works on desktop, mobile and tablet but is not optimized for smart phones yet.

Map: How easy is it to bike around Phoenix and the Valley?

A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected.

Preparing for shortage: Arizona farmers used to doing more with less

MARICOPA – Dan Thelander, who grows alfalfa, wheat, cotton and other crops on 5,000 acres here, already has seen his irrigation district give up 20 percent of its Central Arizona Project water under an agreement Arizona negotiated to help support the level of Lake Mead.

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education

With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries.

Enhancing the clouds: A solution to Arizona’s water challenges?

[caption id="attachment_1221" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]A cumulonimbus cloud produces a shaft of rain. Some say Arizona can help address its water challenges by seeding clouds to produce more rain and snow. (Photo by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) A cumulonimbus cloud produces a shaft of rain. Some say Arizona can help address its water challenges by seeding clouds to produce more rain and snow. (Photo by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)[/caption]Of all the potential solutions offered for Arizona’s water challenges, one has a decidedly science fiction feel: planes flying over the Rockies, seeding clouds with aerosolized silver iodide to stimulate rain and snow.