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January 14, 2020, 9am PST
A segment of the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall would cut across the San Pedro River and threaten the area’s wildlife and plants.
Herald/Review
January 5, 2020, 11am PST
The 12-month period ending July 1, 2019, saw the lowest population growth rate, 0.5 percent, since 1918, reported the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday. Natural increase (births minus deaths) was the lowest in decades. Ten states saw population declines.
U.S. Census Bureau
December 29, 2019, 7am PST
Fast-rising rents in Phoenix mean housing costs are out of reach for more residents, and the city is no longer considered a place where affordable housing is easy to find.
The Mercury News
December 21, 2019, 7am PST
Most of Arizona's arroyos fall into the relentlessly contested grey area created by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
Arizona Public Media
December 20, 2019, 11am PST
A new report says funding and staffing cuts at the state’s environmental protection agency could prevent it from adequately protecting public health and the environment.
Phoenix New Times
December 19, 2019, 1pm PST
States in the Lower Basin of the Colorado River will contribute more water in order to keep reservoirs from reaching critically low levels.
azcentral.com
December 10, 2019, 7am PST
Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.
Smart Cities Dive
November 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix want Congress to block President Donald Trump from removing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Arizona Public Media
November 25, 2019, 1pm PST
A new satellite, currently residing on the International Space Station and scheduled for deployment in January, will measure and map the urban heat island effect of seven U.S. cities.
Arizona Republic
November 21, 2019, 9am PST
Culdesac Tempe will offer will have apartments for 1,000 people and zero space for cars.
Medium
November 14, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Phoenix will either have to raise the rate for waste removal int he city or cut programs like recycling.
Arizona Republic
November 13, 2019, 11am PST
The National Transportation Safety Board has released documents related to the Tempe, Arizona, crash that killed a person, highlighting what went wrong with the driverless technology.
Wired
November 5, 2019, 7am PST
Construction of a border wall would have grave social and environmental consequences, but retailers with clout are not stepping up as they have when other places have been threatened.
High Country News
October 28, 2019, 9am PDT
The state is seeing an outmigration of residents moving to more affordable places, but it isn’t just wealthy retirees leaving the Golden State.
Curbed
October 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
New projections for Pinal County in Arizona show that water demand will exceed the area’s supply.
Arizona Republic
October 21, 2019, 7am PDT
A new report identifies looming challenges with the water supply enabling growth in Central Arizona suburbs.
Arizona Republic
September 24, 2019, 11am PDT
A recent decision by the Trump administration regarding the Waters of the United States Rule is changing the legal calculus of a plan to add 28,000 homes in the city of Benson, located southwest of Tucson.
Arizona Republic
September 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Mobile home parks in Colorado provide another example of how a soaring real estate market displaces low-income communities.
Associated Press
September 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A master planned community would add 70,000 new residents to a city of 5,000 located southeast of Tucson, Arizona. Local and regional environmental groups don't think the environmental risks of the development have been properly considered.
Arizona Public Media
September 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Developers want to build roads through the Kaibab National Forest to serve a controversial development, including a resort and hundreds of homes, planned for a location just South of the Grand Canyon.
Arizona Republic