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3:10 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Earth Notes - Energy Conservation IV: Car Fuel Economy

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Energy Conservation IV: Car Fuel Economy


This week Earth Notes concludes its energy conservation series with a look at a major polluter the cars we drive.

A gasoline engine typically produces almost 20 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon of fuel burned. How can you increase your miles per gallon? A few simple tips can help.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
12:21 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Upriver

The 28,000 mile route paddled by Verlen Kruger and Steve Landick from 1980 to 1983. The trip required them to paddle upriver through the Grand Canyon and its 165 rapids.

Flagstaff, AZ – Host introduction:

This month is the 25 year anniversary of one of the most epic journeys ever attempted. Two men crisscrossed the country in canoes, covering 28 thousand miles, including paddling UPRIVER through the Grand Canyon with its 165 rapids. Commentator Scott Thybony has their remarkable tale.


Host outro:

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:44 am
Thu December 4, 2008

"The American College Town," by Blake Gumprecht

Earth Notes
3:07 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Earth Notes - Energy Conservation III: Pressure Cookers

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Energy Conservation III: Pressure Cookers

This week Earth Notes continues its energy conservation series in the kitchen. Pressure cookers fell out of vogue there decades ago, their reputations tainted by a tendency to spit, hiss, rattle, wobble and blow their tops off. But they're making a comeback, thanks to improved safety features and a new awareness that they can dramatically cut time and energy in the kitchen.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:41 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Fish and Wildlife Asked to Update Mexican Wolf Plan

Flagstaff, AZ – The Center for Biological Diversity and two other conservation groups filed a petition yesterday with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking the agency to revise its now 26-year-old plan for the recovery of the Mexican Gray Wolf.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:02 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

Flagstaff hunter feeds hungry

Flagstaff, AZ – A Flagstaff butcher has donated thousands of pounds of elk, deer and buffalo meat to the Northern Arizona Food Bank. This Thanksgiving he'll give six deer and an elk to the hungry. That's about 14 hundred meals. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales says Dennis Champagne is not what you'd expect.

Dennis Champagne is a paradox. He's a butcher and a hunter and a sentimental animal lover.

CHAMPAGNE: I have three cats, three dogs, bird, couple fish, I love em.

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Earth Notes
3:05 am
Thu November 27, 2008

Earth Notes - Energy Conservation II: Solar Water Heaters

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Energy Conservation II: Solar Water Heating


This week Earth Notes continues its series on energy conservation with a look at a technology perfectly suited to the Southwest, with its abundance of sunny days. One relatively easy way to take advantage of that free energy is to install a solar water heater.

Solar water heaters replace conventional gas or electric heaters in supplying hot water for showers, washing dishes and doing laundry.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:41 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Demand for food exceeds supply

Flagstaff, AZ – Demand at food banks is up dramatically across the country. In northern Arizona the emergency food need has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. Local food banks say people who once donated food are now in line to receive food boxes. And as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports there are first timers at the soup kitchen as well.

AMBY: People in line at the food center.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:24 am
Tue November 25, 2008

The economy and homelessness

Houston native Noah Rattler walks through Flagstaff on his way to Los Angeles to raise awareness on homelessness.

Flagstaff, AZ – When you mix together rising rates in unemployment and foreclosure, you get a recipe for homelessness. As the economic crisis worsens in Arizona, emergency shelters across the state are overflowing. And officials say they're desperate for help. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:39 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Hi-tech in Down Times

Flagstaff, AZ – It's been nothing but bad economic news across the country and in Northern Arizona over the past few months.

Retailers have shut down, and cities and counties have announced huge deficits. But there is a bit of hope on Flagstaff's economic horizon.

Last Tuesday, a "business incubator" opened on scenic McMillan Mesa.

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