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Apr 10, 2023

Cities, businesses, activists launch tree-planting measures, legislature slow to act

Arizona cities, environmental advocates and businesses are teaming up to combat extreme heat by launching a variety of tree-planting initiatives, while the state Legislature has been slow to act on this issue.

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Jan 30, 2023

Rain, snow won’t be enough to end West’s drought

The West has been slammed by wet weather this winter: An “atmospheric river” has pummeled California with weeks of heavy rain and the Rocky Mountains are getting buried with snow. That’s good news for the Colorado River, but climate scientists say the 40 million people who use the river’s water should take the good news with a grain of salt.

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Oct 21, 2022

Health officials urge safety measures amid record heat-associated deaths

Arizona’s greatest attractions include jaw-dropping mountains and warm desert sun. But if people aren’t prepared for the state’s extreme climate, it can lead to death. The Maricopa County Department of Health’s annual report on heat deaths, which was released this month, reports a record 339 heat-associated deaths in 2021.

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Sep 30, 2022

Gallego touts local efforts in Phoenix to battle climate change

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the city Thursday as a model for enduring extreme weather events, during a virtual panel on how local governments can help defend against the impacts of climate change.