Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire Part II
This month Earth Notes is looking at what happens after forest fires. Many people look at a patch of severely burned forest and think disaster. But for one unique woodpecker big swaths of charred trees are home and a feeding bonanza.
The three-toed woodpecker is a forest bird that ranges through the northern boreal forest and southward down the length of the Rocky Mountains. It reaches the southernmost limit of its distribution in the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim region.
Grand Canyon, AZ – AMBY: chatter, birds and wind at the rim MORALES: I'm standing at Yavapai Point near the Yavapai Observation Station looking out across to the north rim which I believe is 24 miles from where I'm standing and I can see several mesas and buttes and spires, which I don't know the names of I probably should...
Remember those teenage years of cliques, bullying and gossiping behind your friends backs? Rosalind Wiseman deconstructs the treacherous terrain of middle school in her bestselling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" the basis for the hit movie "Mean Girls." Wiseman told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that learning to navigate girl world teaches lessons that last far beyond adolescence.
While adolescence is certainly tough on kids, it can be equally hard on parents. One Flagstaff parent who turned to the words of Rosalind Wiseman for advice on how to deal with a middle school bully is Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer.
San Francisco, CA – Foes of the state's new employer sanctions law asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today to rule the statute, which took effect January 1st, is illegal. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the judges did not appear sympathetic to the legal arguments.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire Part I
Forest fires blaze across the Southwest's headlines every year. They're dramatic and dangerous. Ecologically, though, conditions on the ground after a fire are often more important than what happens while the flames flicker. Throughout the next month, Earth Notes will look at what happens . . . after the fire.