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Category: Environment

Grand Canyon is the Most Popular National Park in Arizona

Interest in the national parks of the United States is growing. The number of visitors who came to national parks in 2016 was 331 million, exceeding the total population of the United States. Just 10 years ago, the number of visitors was closer to 275 million. A variety of reasons could explain this significant increase […]

Phoenix is America’s 5th Most Polluted City

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1973. Still, short-term spikes of particle pollution rose considerably in 2017. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 25 […]

Phoenix is the 5th Most Polluted City in America

More than half of all Americans live in areas that have dangerously high levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The United States has made great strides controlling air pollution since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1973. However, more people are breathing potentially hazardous air than in 2015, due largely to stricter standards […]

Arizona is Among the 7 States Recovering From Severe Drought

California and parts of the Southwestern United States have now endured a fifth consecutive year of drought. While these areas and the country are far from being drought free, near record-strength El NiƱo rains over the winter and fall of last year alleviated drought conditions considerably. A few states that were drought-stricken just last year […]

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