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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

One-Third of Arizonans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Arizona report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Feds target 237,100 acres in Arizona for renewable energy projects

The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state.

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Editorial fumbles point of nuclear power report

Your recent editorial "Water should not be political football" fumbled the point of the "Too Close To Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water" report authored by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Salazar Protects One Million Acres around Grand Canyon from Mining

Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced historic protections on land near the Grand Canyon from toxic mining.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

According to the American Lung Association, nearly half of all Americans – 48 percent – still live in areas with unhealthy levels of smog pollution. Though air quality has improved significantly in the last decade as a result of policies at the state and federal level, there is still much to be done, as there are millions of people living in metropolitan areas around the country exposed to multiple days each summer when the air is unhealthy to breathe. This report ranks metropolitan areas for their unhealthy air days in 2010 and 2011.

 

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