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Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated
PHOENIX – A new NREL study finds that LA could eliminate fossil fuels from its power grid by 2035. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix is part of the solution, but critics say it's a temporary solution to meet climate goals in both California and Arizona.
Wear your mask despite governor’s order, COVID researchers advise
PHOENIX – Dr. Joshua LaBaer of ASU’s Biodesign Institute discussed recent COVID-19 and vaccination metrics at a press conference on Wednesday.
Neighbors hope for relief from crematorium smoke as COVID-19 deaths decrease
PHOENIX – Maricopa County’s air quality department lifted regulations for crematoriums to operate past sunset. Public records show county residents have filed nearly 20 complaints about smoke coming from across the county.
Arizona vaccination slots fill up within minutes; more appointments available Friday
PHOENIX — Appointments were all booked within 20 minutes of opening at 8 a.m. Wednesday, but the state will have more slots available Friday.
Ducey orders schools to offer in-person classes; ASU expert urges caution about lifting mask rules
PHOENIX – Dr. Joshua LaBaer of ASU Biodesign Institute discussed recent COVID-19 and vaccination metrics at a press conference on Wednesday.
Investors now can bet on California’s water, helping agriculture withstand dry spells
Some California farmers are hopeful opened economic options will help balance high water prices during the summer, while extreme weather and droughts continue.
COVID vaccines and supplies delayed by severe weather across most of the U.S.
PHOENIX – Shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines and supplies are being delayed because of severe storms across the country. Meanwhile, Arizona’s positive cases are trending downward.
Enough habitat exists to support return of Mexican wolves in Southwest, study says
PHOENIX – A study shows abundant “high quality” habitat for Mexican wolves, calling on wildlife officials to combine recovery efforts. In the U.S., advocates fight a recent ruling to remove the wolves from the Endangered Species list.