Sara Blue
Sara Blue(she/her)
Innovation Squad, Phoenix

Sara Blue expects to graduate in May 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in meteorology and journalism and a minor in Italian. Blue has interned in broadcast meteorology with ABC 15 and is assigned to the Phoenix news bureau weather innovation team.

Latest from Sara Blue

Climate change and drought are muting bright fall colors as we know them

FLAGSTAFF – Visitors travel far and wide to view fall colors in northern Arizona, but climate change and ongoing drought are affecting fall foliage as we know it. The PhenoCam Network, based in Flagstaff, is tracking these changes.

A row of bright yellow aspen trees at Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff show off their fall grandeur on Oct. 22, 2022. (Photo by Payton Major/Cronkite News)

Maricopa, Mohave counties certify election results as Cochise County delays

PHOENIX – Maricopa County and Mohave County certified their county results for the November election, but Cochise County refused to certify its results by the legal deadline of Monday. State election officials have said they would sue Cochise County if it missed Monday’s deadline.

After running through a vote-counting machine, an election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022. Maricopa and Mohave counties voted to certify election results Nov. 28, the state deadline, while Cochise County voted to postpone its certification. (File photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Piggin’ out for the planet: Halloween pumpkins wind up in livestock, not landfills

Pumpkin drives are becoming a popular way to give your Halloween pumpkins a second purpose while keeping them out of landfills, where they rot, generating greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. Better Piggies Rescue and Rover Elementary School are among the groups hosting donation drives to collect pumpkins to feed them to animals or to be composted.


Slow, steady and high tech: Study using GPS to track Sonoran desert tortoises

SCOTTSDALE – The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy wants to learn more about how the Sonoran desert tortoise interacts with urban development and how they move through the desert. It's using telemetry and GPS to track 22 tortoises in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve.


Arizona Prop 129: What to know

Proposition 129 would require all citizen-created ballot initiatives to have a single subject that is stated in the title.


‘It’s alright to be a fat bear’: Why Fat Bear Week is more than a beauty contest

WILLIAMS — Fat Bear Week started at Alaska’s Katmai National Park as a way to help people understand the importance of bears and healthy ecosystems. In northern Arizona, Bearizona has its own Fat Bear Week to show off the park’s black bears as they prepare for winter hibernation.