Payton Major
Payton Major Pay-ton May-jor (she/her)
News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Payton Major expects to graduate in May 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and meteorology. Major, who works at WeatherRate and has interned with MadridMedia, is working in the Phoenix news bureau.

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Sustainable drip: How some Arizona businesses are making fashion less polluting

PHOENIX – Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to oil production. The nonprofit FABRIC and the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association are guiding small businesses to adopt sustainable, ethical values from the start.


New study shows nearly half of bald eagles affected by chronic lead poisoning

PHOENIX – A new study shows that almost half of bald eagles in the U.S. suffer from chronic lead poisoning. The main culprit is lead bullets and shot used in hunting, which break apart in animal carcasses. The carcasses are scavenged by the birds, who then ingest the lead.


Producing sustainable apparel from the start

Fashion is the second most polluting industry, second to oil production. Places like FABRIC and the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association are guiding small businesses to practice sustainable, ethical values from the start.


Recycling solar panels is complicated. Here’s how one Yuma company does it.

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.