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"Elemental: Covering Sustainability" is a multimedia collaboration between public radio and public television stations in Colorado, Arizona and California. Learn more at elementalreports.com.

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Poop on Public Lands Prompts Feds to Clamp Down on Dispersed Camping

Trampled vegetation, improperly buried human waste and growing crowds have all spurred the Bureau of Land Management...

Nature’s ASMR: How Deep Listening Could Help Save the Environment

An Arizona State University professor uses sound to help understand the environment, which potentially could help...

Can the Government be Sued for Climate Change? Appeals Court Hears Arguments

Twenty-one young people from around the country, including Arizona and Colorado, claim they have a constitutional...

While Colorado is Ready For More Renewable Energy, the Grid Isn’t — For Now

The grid was never designed to handle the more fluctuating energy renewables provide and energy providers worry that...

Tempest in a Teapot: Can California Better Use Winter Storms to Refill its Aquifers?

To ease the pain of drought and new policy, engineers are looking to harness an unconventional source of water: the...

More Visitors Plus Less Funding Could Equal a Troubled Future for Arizona State Parks

State parks benefit conservation and community health. But those benefits come at a cost — one that could soon grow...