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July 15, 2015

  • Arizona Artbeat: Arizona Opera’s “Arizona Bold” Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Opera has announced the public phase of “Arizona Bold,” an initiative to present works that focus on Arizona’s history and it’s natural, cultural and economic diversity. Along with the initiative, Arizona Opera is seeking to raise $5 million. Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor will tell us more.

April 6, 2015

  • Sustainability: Friends of the Tonto National Forest  |   Video
    • In a time of declining federal funding, a new volunteer group, Friends of the Tonto National Forest, has been formed to help with natural and cultural resource management and promotion of forest policies, programs and projects. Carrie Templin, the public affairs officer for the Tonto National Forest, and Art Wirtz, President of the Friends group, will discuss the goals of the new organization.

January 7, 2015

  • Naturalist Certification Program  |   Video
    • If you are passionate about the natural world in Arizona and want to learn more about it, the Highlands Center’s Naturalist Certification Program offers a chance to learn the natural history of the Central Arizona Highlands. The program is run by Highlands Center education staff and supplemented by local professors and field experts. Classes and trips focus on the natural history of the Central Arizona Highlands and showcase local plants, reptiles, amphibians, geology, weather, ornithology, and entomology. Tom Benson, naturalist and the Highlands Center for Natural History Board President, will tell us more about the Naturalist Certification Program.

October 1, 2014

  • Sustainability: Valley Forward Environmental Awards  |   Video
    • The 34th Arizona Forward Annual Environmental Excellence Awards were recently handed out. The awards are for projects, organizations and buildings that set standards for achieving a balance between the built and natural environment with a focus on sustainability. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the award winners.

June 23, 2014

  • Sustainability: Natural Resources Value  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University scientist and a colleague have developed a first-of-its-kind equation to estimate the monetary value of natural resources such as fish stock, groundwater or forests. The formula can be used to create markets for natural resources, helping to encourage sustainable practices. Josh Abbott, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Sustainability, will discuss his report.

April 29, 2014

  • River Flows  |   Video
    • Flows down the Salt and Verde Rivers are at 22 percent of normal. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Phoenix attributes the low flow to a lack of winter rain. Dino DeSimone of the conservation service will talk about the low river flows.

April 7, 2014

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History   |   Video
    • The Arizona Museum of Natural History has been operating in Mesa since the 1970s, exhibiting tens of thousands of scientific and nature objects and photographs. More than 1 million people have visited since 2000. We’ll take you on a video tour of the museum.

March 6, 2014

  • Heliae  |   Video
    • Heliae is an Arizona-based company that is developing advanced algae production technologies. The company has seen great business growth throughout 2013, targeting markets centered around nutrition, personal care and natural fertilizers. Heliae CEO Dan Simon will discuss the company’s growth last year.

July 17, 2013

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Data Centers  |   Video
    • Data Centers, which store digital information, have seen a steady growth in Arizona. Several factors have led to that, including a lack of natural disasters. We’ll take a look at OneNeck IT services, a Tempe-based Data Center.

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 3by-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.

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