Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

Why Does the Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

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If you have a patio in this desert climate you already know how quickly the sun makes colors fade. It’s hard to keep paint from losing its luster and all too soon before brand new patio furniture starts to lose its fresh look. Patio furniture is by no means cheap so it can be frustrating to watch the sun affect …

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

Phoenix: The Hottest City in the USA

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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 …

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

How Does Climate Change Affect the Sonoran Desert?

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Here in the Sonoran Desert, we’re used to extremes of hot and dry weather. Sometimes, this can make the reality of climate change seem abstract and hard to see, but rising global temperatures are setting into motion a cascade of drastic changes to ecosystems and weather patterns. From the severe polar vortex winter storms striking the Midwest to the widespread …