Salt River Project has partnered with Clēnera, a private renewable energy company, to bring Arizona its largest solar plant by 2024. Construction of the CO Bar Solar plant will begin this year on 2,400 acres of private land northwest of Flagstaff in Coconino County.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan January 30 that calls for increases in clean energy, energy storage and biomass.
Across much of Arizona there was more ozone in the air this summer than there was last year, including several days in Phoenix where the levels spiked into the unhealthy range.
It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality expects reductions in grant funding from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, but a lack of specifics have impeded planning.
Phoenix’s ambitious plan to divert green waste and recyclables from landfills has floundered, as few residents have participated in the new curbside composting program and many struggle to follow recycling rules.
Six hunting and fishing groups are pushing for a compromise in the event the Obama administration designates a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park, a heated issue in the Southwest.
The chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants to double the state’s renewable energy standards, which dictate how much energy utilities must generate from renewable sources like wind and solar.
One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.
Wildlife officials are working to identify new locations to release Mexican gray wolf packs that have been raised in captivity.
A Senate panel approved a bill Monday that would add more regulations to the rooftop solar industry, despite protests from solar companies that the bill is government overreach.
Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators.