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9:47 pm
Wed June 6, 2007

Lead-poisoning in condors

Flagstaff, AZ – Twenty years of captive breeding have kept the North American condor from extinction. But last year, wildlife officials in Arizona noticed a high mortality rate among the birds during deer hunting season. Researchers say the culprit is lead-poisoning from spent-ammunition in animal carcasses. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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Earth Notes
9:10 pm
Tue June 5, 2007

Lomong Takes Each Race in Stride

Lomong will compete for his second national title racing in the 1500 meter event June 9.

Flagstaff, AZ – Trying to go for a run with Lopez Lomong is like attempting to run alongside a sports car. He has a tremendous kick. That means in the final hundred meters of a race he's able to shift into a higher gear.

COACH HAYES/LOMONG: How you feelin' today, Lopez? Feelin' good. Feeling good? Yeah.

At a recent track practice Lomong and his teammates run laps. The N-A-U motto is: practice hard race easily.

AMBY: Running, heavy breathing.

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Earth Notes
11:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2007

Air Racing at Monument Valley

Earth Notes
2:26 am
Wed May 30, 2007

Climate Change in Northern Arizona - 928 Part II

Flagstaff, AZ – Since our planet formed 4.5 billion years ago, its climate has seesawed, from hot to cold, wet to dry. Now, for the first time, scientists say humans are not just trying to cope with earth's changing climate, we're actively shaping it. Our everyday activities, from driving to work to turning on the radio, are adding vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere, which in turn are raising the planet's temperature.

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Earth Notes
1:23 am
Wed May 30, 2007

Climate Change in Northern Arizona - 928 Part I

Flagstaff, AZ – Since our planet formed 4.5 billion years ago, its climate has seesawed, from hot to cold, wet to dry. Now, for the first time, scientists say humans are not just trying to cope with earth's changing climate, we're actively shaping it. Our everyday activities, from driving to work to turning on the radio, are adding vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere, which in turn are raising the planet's temperature.

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Earth Notes
10:53 pm
Tue May 29, 2007

Desert Rock, Coal & Climate Change

Earth Notes
12:22 am
Mon May 28, 2007

Naming the Monkey Fire

A wildfire burns near Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

This year's wildfire season sprang to life over Mother's Day Weekend. Several fires erupted across Northern Arizona, including the curiously named Monkey Fire, the first major fire in the Flagstaff area. As Northern Arizona gears up for high fire danger, Arizona Public Radio's Matthew DeLong investigates how wildfires are named.

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Earth Notes
10:09 pm
Thu May 24, 2007

A Stunt Rider Remembers The Duke

Springerville, AZ – This weekend marks the centennial of John Wayne's birth. The legendary actor made nearly 200 westerns during his movie career, some of them near the small town of Springerville. Local cowboys there were used as stunt riders, including one young cowgirl, P.J. Murphey. Now 71, P.J. is a feisty, tiny woman. From her home in Springerville, she shared some memories of The Duke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.

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Earth Notes
10:15 pm
Wed May 23, 2007

Arizona Celebrates John Wayne's 100th Birthday

Springerville, AZ – This weekend, Hollywood will celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of one of its biggest stars...John Wayne. But, there will also be a 3-day party right here in northern Arizona in the twin towns of Springerville and Eager. That's where The Duke spent many of his later years and where he maintained one of the largest Hereford cattle ranches in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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Earth Notes
9:11 pm
Wed May 23, 2007

Arizona Celebrates John Wayne's 100th Birthday

Springerville, AZ – This weekend, Hollywood will celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of one of its biggest stars...John Wayne. But, there will also be a 3-day party right here in northern Arizona in the twin towns of Springerville and Eager. That's where The Duke spent many of his later years and where he maintained one of the largest Hereford cattle ranches in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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