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In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real – The Washington Post

As polls show their numbers growing, some Republicans say the evidence is right in front of them. Source: In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real - The Washington Post Climate change is happening. In Arizona our summers set heat records almost every year. Our children and… Continue reading In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real – The Washington Post

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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – The New York Times

A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy. Source: Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times We have debated, ignored… Continue reading Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – The New York Times

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Opinion: Arizona mining needs a rethink and new lawmakers – Your Valley

Hundreds of mining claims dot the map near Glendale. One was filed near here as recently as 2015. And yep, let’s agree that we need minerals and that mining employment… Source: Opinion: Arizona mining needs a rethink and new lawmakers - Your Valley Mining companies are often based in Australia, Canada, China or Britain. And… Continue reading Opinion: Arizona mining needs a rethink and new lawmakers – Your Valley

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Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

"I have never seen this type of hot and dry weather, and I’ve been farming over 30 years," one farmer in Finland said. Source: Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe Climate change is a real crisis, not just in Arizona and the US, but around the world. Our food supply and economy… Continue reading Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

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Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer. Source: Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity - Vox Climate change is a human and economic crisis in Arizona as well as the nation. I will work to put Arizona in front of climate conscious policy and… Continue reading Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

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Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

Court fight will decide whether Arizonans get to vote on renewable-energy mandate. Source: Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com “Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the parent company of Arizona Public Service, is financing the effort to keep the measure off the November ballot. So far the company has put… Continue reading Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

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Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds

A new poll found that there was wide support among Arizona voters for renewable energy, with 75 percent saying the state should prioritize solar as an energy source in the next decade. Source: Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds The majority of Arizonan’s want this state to invest in renewable energy… Continue reading Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds

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The Water Wars of Arizona – The New York Times

Attracted by lax regulations, industrial agriculture has descended on a remote valley, depleting its aquifer — leaving many residents with no water at all. Source: The Water Wars of Arizona - The New York Times “In 2014, a Saudi Arabian-owned company, the Almarai Corporation, bought 10,000 acres in the town of Vicksburg, northwest of Sulphur… Continue reading The Water Wars of Arizona – The New York Times