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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.

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Northern Arizona power plant among biggest polluters

Arizona was the 18th-biggest producer of greenhouse gases among states, and one of its power plants was 13th for greenhouse-gas emissions of more than 6,700 facilities in the country, according to a new government database.

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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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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New Data Shows Arizona Power Plants Emit 13th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Arizona’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 37 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Arizona’s latest report, Arizona’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that in total, power plants in Arizona emitted 1,835 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

America's Biggest Mercury Polluters

Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic pollutants, including mercury, into our air. In 2010, two-thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in the United States came from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. In other words, power plants generate more airborne mercury pollution than all other industrial sources combined.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Arizona Ranks 3rd in U.S. for Solar Jobs

Environment Arizona today released new data showing that Arizona has the 3rd most solar-related jobs in the country with an estimated 4,786 people employed by the solar industry. Environment Arizona was joined in releasing the new data with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Solar Industries Association President Michael Neary, and First Solar Spokesman Alan Bernheimer.

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