All this year, NPR is presenting its series Climate Connections: reports on how people affect climate, and how that changing climate affects people. And every Friday this month, KNAU will bring you local and regional stories on the changing climate here in northern Arizona.
Flagstaff, AZ – Smoke is a mixture of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and other components that can cause a number of respiratory problems especially for elderly people and children. Pulmonologists say children breathe up to 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults.
But in northern Arizona's forests, fire and smoke is inevitable.
Flagstaff, AZ – Almost everyone in Arizona has smelled the smoke and has felt a bit of a panic when fire season strikes close to home.
(Archive NPR newscast) From NPR news in Washington I'm Craig Windom. Fire crews in Arizona say they're running short of resources and time as they try to prevent two major wildfires from merging. If that happens
Eight years ago President Clinton visited the Navajo Nation. He spoke about the Navajo Code Talkers, U.S. marines who were used to send unbreakable messages in code during World War II.
For more than 50 years after the Codetalkers were able to communicate with one another over great distances in the Pacific, it is still hard to communicate between many parts of the Navajo Nation itself.
Sedona, AZ – Sedona is a booming resort town that relies heavily on undocumented workers. One of those workers is Juan, who didn't want to use his last name. He sits in the family room of his double wide that overlooks the famous red rocks, while his wife cooks dinner. (AMBY: kitchen sounds) He's a restaurant manager in Sedona. He moved to the United States illegally when he was 15.
All this year, NPR is presenting its series Climate Connections: reports on how people affect climate, and how that changing climate affects people. Every Friday this month, KNAU will bring you local and regional stories on the changing climate here in northern Arizona.