Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Trump Vows ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Despite Rally Goers Wilting In Extreme Heat

"Dozens of Donald Trump’s supporters have been requiring medical help at his rallies in the scorching US south-west but it seems lost on him that his plans to reverse climate policies and “drill, baby, drill” for fossil fuels will only worsen extreme weather, campaigners say."

Source: Guardian, 06/12/2024

"In Mega-Hot Arizona, Climate Is Not on the Ballot. But It Might as Well Be"

"When it comes to climate and the 2024 elections, Arizona just might represent the perfect storm of dramatic consequences: It’s one of the states most severely impacted by climate change, a strong majority of voters share climate concerns, climate issues dominate political debate in the state, it’s a battleground state that could help decide the presidential race, and its Legislature is so narrowly divided that it could easily flip from Republican to Democratic control."

Source: Capital & Main, 06/10/2024

Record Highs Expected To Fall As Southwest US Bakes In Early Heat Wave

"The first heat wave of the season has arrived earlier than usual across much of the U.S. Southwest, with dangerously hot conditions that produced triple-digit temperatures on Tuesday. Forecasters say temperatures are likely to top 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius) in some areas by Thursday."

Source: AP, 06/05/2024

"The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty"

"With another hot summer looming, Mexico is behind on its water deliveries to the United States, leading to water cutbacks in South Texas. A little-known federal agency has hit a roadblock in its efforts to get Mexico to comply."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/30/2024

‘Green’ Steel: Five Things To Know About the U.S. Transition

Plans for two new U.S. facilities that will use hydrogen instead of coal to make steel hold the promise of decarbonizing this essential but dirty industry. But don’t expect overnight change. Reporter Maria Gallucci looks at the complexities of making the switch, from ditching the ​blast furnace to reducing pollution all along the supply chain.

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Native American Tribes Approve Proposal Securing Colorado River Water

"The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed settlement that would ensure water rights for its tribe and two others in the drought-stricken Southwest -- a deal that could become the most expensive enacted by Congress."

Source: AP, 05/24/2024

‘Heat Dome’ Leads To Sweltering In Mexico, Central America And US South

"Extreme heat in Mexico, Central America and parts of the U.S. South has left millions of people in sweltering temperatures, strained energy grids and resulted in iconic Howler monkeys in Mexico dropping dead from trees."

Source: AP, 05/24/2024

"Navajo Nation Urges Congress To Act On RECA Expansion Bill"

"Kathleen Tsosie remembers seeing her dad come home every evening with his clothes covered in dirt. ... Tsosie’s father, grandfather, and uncles all worked as uranium miners on the Navajo Nation near Cove, Arizona, from the 1940s to the 1960s. The dirt Tsosie’s father was caked in when he arrived home came from the mines, and the cold water he brought back was from the nearby springs."

Source: Arizona Mirror, 05/20/2024

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