Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Environment, Research, Science

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to locals that Phoenix is the hottest major city in the United States. Our city has outdone itself with a staggering average of 107 days a year with temperatures over 99°F, outpacing even Las Vegas which trails us with “only” 70 days in the triple digits. On a warming planet, the intensity of …

Native Plants that Attract Birds

Native Plants that Attract Birds

CC Sunscreens Animals & Insects, cool tips, Desert, Environment, Nature, Plant Life, Tips & Tricks

If you have CC Sunscreens on your Arizona home, you know what it feels like to live in comfort even when summer temperatures turn up the heat. Finding stylish and cooling shade isn’t just a human desire, our desert fauna has adapted itself to find nature’s sunscreens…and you can help. Planting trees, shrubs, cacti and flowers that wildlife like birds …

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

Wildfires: Prevention & Protection for Your Home

CC Sunscreens Climate, Environment, Weather

  With fires cutting through Tonto National Forest the past several weeks, it is a good reminder to Arizona residents that wildfires can strike, even in the desert. Keeping your home protected from fire is a significant concern, especially if you live on property at the edge of urban areas, which are most vulnerable to the spread of wildfires. Much …

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

Water Conservation Tips for Desert Living

CC Sunscreens Climate, Desert, Environment, Nature

  Nothing reminds you about the importance of water like experiencing summer in the desert! Now that summer heat has descended upon Phoenix, the hot, dry air can seem relentless. It is a good way to keep in mind why water is the desert’s most precious resource. We all need water to live, but it’s important to realize that the …

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, cool tips, Desert, Environment, Nature, Travel

With the winter chill behind us, springtime in central Arizona is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the vast beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This year, exploring the desert features not only ideal weather but a bursting display of wildflower blooms. The chance to spot birds, animals and other wildlife also increases, especially as desert reptiles emerge from …

A Brief Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

A Brief Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

CC Sunscreens All About Arizona, Desert, Environment, Fun Facts, History, Nature

Beautiful surroundings are something Arizonans almost take for granted. From our astounding geology to its tenacious ecology, our Sonoran Desert shows us breathtaking beauty and natural wonder. Have you ever wondered what shaped this land? Behind the rock formations, climate patterns, flora and fauna there lies an ancient history that the region is still connected to. Based in part on …

Understanding Vitamin D

Understanding Vitamin D

CC Sunscreens Environment, Health, Research

Our body needs vitamins to grow, heal and function well. Vitamins permeate our food, where we consume them and let our body absorb them as nutritional content. In fact, vitamins are usually assumed to be obtained through ingestion, from vitamin-enhanced milk and cereal to a daily multivitamin that delivers a complete (or nearly complete) dose of most nutritional requirements our …