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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Arizona

National Parks Get a Boost from Budget Deal but Still Underfunded

As Congress appropriated the recently approved federal budget last week, the National Park Service saw a funding boost to pre-sequester levels. A new Environment Arizona analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, looks at the challenges extensive cuts gave parks like Grand Canyon, and how Petrified Forest and Saguaro National Parks could benefit from additional funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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News Release | Environment Arizona

U.S. House Approves Reckless Fracking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry: a bill to boost ‘fracking,’ the dirty process of drilling that has contaminated water supplies from Pennsylvania to New Mexico and is making families near drilling sites sick from air pollution.

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News Release | Environment Arizona

Arizona National Parks: Sorry, We're Closed

With Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a budget before Tuesday’s midnight deadline, Bret Fanshaw, Environment Arizona’s advocate released the following statement on the environmental impacts of the government shutdown.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

Global warming is one of the most profound threats of our time, and we’re already starting to feel the impacts – especially when it comes to extreme weather. From Hurricane Sandy to devastating droughts and deadly heat waves, extreme weather events threaten our safety, our health and our environment, and scientists predict things will only get worse for future generations unless we cut the dangerous global warming pollution that is fueling the problem.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Arizona Ranks 14th for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

On the heels of another summer of western wildfires, a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center finds that Arizona ranks 14th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power plants, the state’s largest single source of global warming pollution.

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