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PHOENIX – The Arizona Worm Farm breeds red wiggler worms for vermicomposting and then sells that compost to help people start their own composting and repurposing food waste system.
PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix is considering increases to its water rates in response to the ongoing drought and rising costs of labor, electricity and chemicals used to treat water and wastewater. Other Valley cities say their drought plans have not yet progressed to charging users more.
Phoenix again ranks among most polluted; people of color more likely to be exposed and develop health issues, report says
PHOENIX – The Phoenix metro area has been ranked as the fifth-most ozone-polluted city in the United States, according to the most recent State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The report emphasized people of color are especially affected by air pollution and related health issues.
BUCKEYE – Verrado High School is one of the first schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District to install weapons detectors on campus. These detectors are calibrated to detect heavy metals such as firearms. Verrado is one of five schools within the district receiving detectors.
GLENDALE – As the world moves slowly away from fossil fuels, Cactus High School in Glendale is teaching automotive students how to build an electric vehicle from scratch.
PHOENIX – Thanks to federal funding, the Arizona Department of Transportation will receive millions to upgrade existing electric vehicle chargers and install new ones along interstate highways.
The Federal Highway Administration approved ADOT’s plans for an EV charging network along interstate highways.
The Hopi language is not a written language. However, the Hopi Tribe's election office wanted to make voting more accessible by translating election material from English to Hopi.
Cactus High School in Glendale is one of the first high schools in the state to implement an EV curriculum into its more traditional automotive program.
People around the Valley share what they are thankful for this holiday season.
PHOENIX – Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain’s eastern slope, which closed in March 2020, reopened in September with safety improvements and new amenities. The landmark is Phoenix’s highest peak and carries with it decades of history.
Camelback Mountain’s Cholla Trail will reopen September 30th, after being closed for 2 years when a boulder pinned a hiker to the ground. The realigned trail features bathrooms, water fountains and bike racks.
ADOT is planning to use federal funding to develop charging infrastructure to support the growth of EV drivers.
FLAGSTAFF – A Northern Arizona University engineering team has created a prototype sensor and network that can detect damage along bike paths and alert city officials to needed repairs.
YUMA – We Recycle Solar in Yuma is recycling solar panel waste, but there is more to be done to ensure a safe and eco-friendly process as solar power gains popularity worldwide and its waste grows.
An Arizona State University professor and a recycling facility in Yuma are finding ways to recycle solar panels sustainably.
PHOENIX – Lake Powell’s water levels have dropped below 3,525 feet for the first time in almost 50 years. The low level threatens to disrupt hydroelectricity produced by turbines in Glen Canyon Dam.
MESA – Backyard biodiversity and citizen science collide at the Great Backyard Bird Count, when seasoned and fledgling birders take to their backyards, parks, nature preserves and the wilderness to share their sightings with scientists. For Arizona, the annual count gives us a snapshot of what species are here before migration starts this spring.
Many air carriers are turning to aviation fuel blended with biomass fuels to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Southwest, American and United are among the airlines pledged to take this route.