Colorado Plateau

Grand Canyon Trust

The United Nations’ climate change conference wraps up today in Germany. It’s an opportunity for world governments to negotiate ways to implement the Paris Climate Accord and slow the planet’s warming. Eva Malis is a 22-year-old youth delegate from Flagstaff attending the conference. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke to her about her concerns for the future of the Colorado Plateau. 


Earth Notes: Scutellosaurus

Nov 15, 2017
Margaret Colbert, TCU Press

During the early days of the Jurassic Period, about 200 million years ago, a small dinosaur named Scutellosaurus lawleri roamed the floodplains and forests of what would much later become the Colorado Plateau. 


Diane Hope

For centuries, Walnut Creek was home to Hualapai Indians, who lived there when Lieutenant Amiel Whipple and his military expedition passed through in 1853.

Francis Smiley

Skilled nomadic hunters in North America developed "high-tech" weaponry early on. They made a unique new projectile point style to attach to spears and throwing sticks about 13,500 years ago. 

Earth Notes: Sandstone Bees

Oct 25, 2017
Michael Orr

The Colorado Plateau’s harsh environment is a fitting home for a wild bee so tough it chews nest holes into solid rock. These rare sandstone-nesting bees, recently named Anthophora pueblo, are active for only a short time each spring, avoiding blazing summer heat.


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