On April 25 and May 12, Nepal was struck by massive earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude and hundreds of aftershocks. The aftermath has been devastating to this Himalayan nation, the birthplace of Buddha and home to Mount Everest. Over 9,000 people have died and 1.8 million people have been...
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), often referred to as the fourth branch of government, has two seats open for the upcoming November election...
This Case Critical will spark conversation about thorium reactors and their potential to help end our dependence on fossil fuels. Panelists include Michael Shellenberger, featured in the controversial film Pandora’s Promise and a thought leader in climate-change policy and energy options; Ariel Anbar, a biogeochemist interested in the past and...
Stephen B. Etsitty
The Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, provides electrical power to customers in three states and for pumping Colorado River water for the Central Arizona Project (CAP), which delivers water to central and southern Arizona. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced...
The Keystone XL Pipeline, a large-scale project proposed to transport oil from Canada's tar sands to the U.S., is an issue at the forefront of climate change action and debate. Some argue the project will boost energy security, while others say it is a Band-Aid for a bullet wound. Environmental...
Mark Z. Jacobson
How do you want the future to be powered? Fossil fuels? Renewables? Both? Some argue that renewable energy isn’t reliable enough to power our economy; others say that renewables can be the major energy source within a decade. We are in a period of needing to choose between traditional and...
More than half of all U.S. counties have been listed as natural disaster areas; the vast majority of them received this designation because of the drought. It’s being said that the 2012 U.S. drought is the most serious since 1988. Is it an indicator of climate change?...
Ram M. Pendyala
Gas prices are on their way to record highs in Arizona. With gas prices targeted to reach $5 per gallon by this summer, will this tip us back into a recession? Join four experts as they discuss why prices are rising and how it will affect us...
Over the past decade, Phoenix has made significant gains in sustainability. In 2009, Mayor Phil Gordon introduced an ambitious 17-point plan, Green Phoenix, to transform the city into a national sustainability leader. If sustainability is to be an economic driver of our region, how can the city's next mayor extend...
Join us as wildfire expert Steve Pyne and The Arizona Republic's Shaun McKinnon discuss the Wallow Fire in Arizona and other recent U.S.wildfires and consider their ecological and economic impacts...
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