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US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., a coal-fired power plant. Credit: EX3N/iStock

PHOENIX - Climate change groups are speaking out against Arizona's participation in a lawsuit to block the "carbon rule" section of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. On Friday, Arizona joined 23 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency saying its plan to force states to cut car

Climate activists in Arizona are cheering Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., hoping it will inspire action on the issue. Credit: Nicolo Campo/iStock

PHOENIX - Today, as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, a group of religious leaders in Arizona is pressing America's leaders to take the pope's call to action on climate change to heart. The pontiff released an encyclical in June that called climate change a global problem with gr

Arizona scientists say evidence from tree rings proves the 2015 snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains was the worst in 500 years. Credit: nickpedersen/iStockphoto

TUCSON, Ariz. - It's no surprise to anyone watching the Northern California fire devastation this month: Arizona scientists say this year's snowpack level in the Sierra Nevada Mountains was the worst in 50 years. It's the conclusion of a report published Monday by scientists from the University of

Young people such as those seen here increasingly prefer using public transportation over driving a car. That's the finding of research from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group. Courtesy: Arizona PIRG

PHOENIX – America's love affair with the car may be cooling off in Arizona and across the country. A report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group shows that millennials – those between 18 and 34 years old who make up a quarter of the state's population – prefer using pu

PHOTO: Lake Mead is at its lowest level in history again this summer. A ProPublica investigation probes some of the political and policy reasons that may be exacerbating the drought. Photo credit: Alicia Burtner, U.S. Geological Survey

PHOENIX - The investigative journalism group ProPublica has been taking an in-depth look at the water crisis in the West, in a series that is focused on the Colorado River. As part of the series Killing the Colorado, reporter Abrahm Lustgarten spent months interviewing people on all sides of the wa

PHOTO: Some farmers and ranchers in Arizona and other drought-ravaged western states are eligible for emergency government loans linked to the USDA declaring 256 counties as natural disaster areas. Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX - It may only be February, but several drought-ravaged counties in Arizona and other Western states already are under a "primary natural disaster declaration." Val Dolcini, administrator for the Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, says the action opens up financial assista

PHOTO: A study out this week says Arizonans are driving less and using public transportation more. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

PHOENIX - According to a study out this week, Arizonans are driving less in favor of bicycling and utilizing public transportation options, such as those provided by Phoenix Metro Light Rail. The study from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and St. Luke's Health Initiatives is title

PHOTO: Summer heat has always been part of the Grand Canyon experience, but the National Park Service says the impact of climate change is being felt around the park system and is taking steps to deal with its effects on wildlife and park visitors. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

PHOENIX – The U.S. National Park Service says it's making plans to prepare and react to the effects of climate change at the Grand Canyon and in all national parks. Nicholas Fisichelli, an ecologist with the National Park Service, co-authored a recent study that shows that the Grand Canyon a

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