Search Results for: natural grasslands
February 26, 2013
- Focus on Sustainability: Compressed Natural Gas Garbage Trucks | Video
- The city of Phoenix has unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste trucks, which collect trash and recyclables for nearly 400,000 Phoenix households. Currently, the Public Works Department operates six CNG solid waste trucks and within two months, 20 percent of its fleet of solid waste trucks will be CNG vehicles. John Trujillo, Acting Director of the Phoenix Public Works Department, will tell us more about the CNG trucks.
August 23, 2011
- BLM Arizona | Video
- Jim Kenna, the state director for the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona discusses issues related to the natural resources that are managed by his agency.
June 1, 2010
- Abandoned Mines, Habitat Restoration | Video
- Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Kenna discusses issues regarding BLM land in our state, including efforts to mitigate danger from abandoned mines and restore natural grasslands.
May 27, 2009
- Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) | Video
- When utilities ask the Arizona Corporation Commission for permission to raise rates, RUCO goes to work to protect the interests of residential electric, natural gas, telephone and water utility ratepayers. Learn more about this state agency and what it does to protect Arizona citizens from excessive utility costs.
December 20, 2007
- Environmental Settlement | Video
The State of Arizona today announced a major environmental settlement. A lawsuit had charged a Scottsdale land developer with destruction of state trust land, natural resources and archeological sites. Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Steve Owens talks about the settlement.
September 11, 2007
- AZ Homeland Security / 9-11
- Leesa Berens Morrison, director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security, joins HORIZON to talk about being prepared in the event of a public emergency caused by terrorism, or manmade or natural disasters. We also visit the annual Patriot Memorial Healing Field in Tempe, which is a display of nearly 3,000 3–by-5-foot American Flags erected as a memorial to the victims of the attacks of 9/11.
January 30, 2007
- 50 Years of State Parks
- Kartchner Caverns State Park gears up for its big “Cave Fest” celebraton as Arizona State Parks commemorates fifty years of public recreation, education and natural beauty. Ellen Bilbrey of Arizona State Parks joins Jose Cardenas in the studio.
April 27, 2006
- Power Hungry: Conservation
- Part four
New ways of conserving energy are being developed to help stretch our resources. Find out more about new technologies, as well as practical ways everyone can conserve natural resources.
April 25, 2006
- Power Hungry: Supply
- Part two
How do we develop more energy? How are suppliers of electricity, natural gas and fuel racing to keep up with the demand from our rapid growth? Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Greg Patterson of the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance join the studio discussion.
September 6, 2005
- Disaster Relief
- In response to Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster. Businesses and organizations across the state are raising funds to send to hurricane victims. A representative from the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross joins HORIZON to talk about the effort and how you can help.
July 27, 2005
- Energy Demands
- We hit a record for electricity demand last month and are just now coming into the usual normal summer energy-use peak time. HORIZON reports on the summer energy demand. Plus, the Arizona Corporation Commission has a proposal to increase the amount of renewable energy required of the state's utilities from 1.1 percent to 15 percent. It's controversial because solar, natural gas and other renewable energy costs more. Given our state's growth, the state agency says it is necessary. Guests include Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes.
April 11, 2005
- HB2639 Meth Production
- A bill in Oklahoma regulating the sales of pseudoephedrine is credited with reducing the seizures of methamphetamine labs by 80 percent. In Arizona, House Bill 2639 is designed to do just that. Opponents managed to slow the legislation, but a week ago, using a "strike all amendment," the bill's sponsor pushed the legislation through the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee.
February 15, 2005
- Phoenix Water Investigation
- How did one of the largest cities in America lose the ability to produce clean water? The city of Phoenix releases results of an investigation into the events that triggered a boil water advisory.
- Arizona Stories: Governor George Wylie Paul Hunt
- In honor of statehood week, Horizon looks at Arizona's first governor - George Hunt. He was considered a man of the people and is perhaps one of the state's most colorful and effective leaders.
January 4, 2005
- Tsunami Relief
- Food and medical supplies are on the way for those who survived the earthquake and the Tsunami in Southeast Asia. But relief agencies and nonprofit are still asking for support in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in the past century. We'll look at local efforts to help.