As of this writing, there are twenty six “large” active wildfires burning in the United States. To date, 52,785 wildfires have raged this year, which is slightly below normal. Over the past decade, by the middle of October an average of 62 thousand fires burned each year. The real concern however, is the amount of land consumed by wildfire this year. Since 1960, the most land burned in a single year came in 2006, when wildfires scorched …
Given the many world-class telescopes in Arizona, there are plenty of opportunities for astronomy experiments in the state.Because astronomical activities have a huge economic value, it is important that Arizona’s ordinances support the sky clarity necessary for astronomical observation
On December 15, 2015, the Arizona Navigable Streams Adjudication Commission (ANSAC) will hold a public hearing to determine whether the Verde River was a navigable river when Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912....
The effects of climate change are much worse than ever before. They are so dire that the world could be experiencing a climate catastrophe by 2040. According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “[l]imiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels would be a herculean task, involving rapid, dramatic changes in how governments, industries and societies...
Property rights are some of the most basic rights in human society. The ownership of the land is important in establishing sovereignty. Land disputes between native inhabitants and foreign outsider has always been a major issue throughout history. This comment is aimed at comparing American Indigenous...