Local First Arizona’s SCALE UP Program Launches Dynamic New Sustainability Project

The mission of Local First Arizona (LFA) is to build equitable systems for Arizona’s local businesses and communities that create a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable Arizona economy by strengthening, supporting and celebrating entrepreneurship, rural and urban community development, racial equity, environmental action and food access. 

Fire as Medicine: Learning from Native American Fire Stewardship

For centuries, Indigenous peoples have worked to live in harmony with fire. Can integrating such cultural practices into contemporary wildfire management help prevent catastrophic wildfires?

Letter: An open letter from youth activists of the University of Arizona Chapter of Defenders of Wildlife

We are in the midst of a global pandemic caused by the loss of global biodiversity. An estimated 70% of emerging diseases are zoonotic, meaning that they are a product of increased interactions between humans and wildlife, a direct impact of biodiversity loss.

Texas snow and blackouts are a preview for all of us

A newsmaker interview with former US Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona plus the “once in a generation” storm impacting Texas and much of the nation. We talk with University of Arizona Climate Scientist Dr. Zack Guido.

Hispanic Households Most Impacted by COVID-19 Job Disruptions, Food Insecurity in Arizona

According to survey data, 59% of Hispanic households in Arizona reported job disruptions in the first four months of the pandemic, compared to 22% of non-Hispanic white households.

'Science Moms' work to educate children on impact of climate change

Climate scientists have been telling us for decades that Earth is warming and that’s impacting everything from air quality and extreme weather to our water supply and food production.