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US Bureau of Reclamation

The federal Bureau of Reclamation in early November will again increase flows of Colorado River water through the Grand Canyon.

NASA

Economists have criticized a proposal to pipe Colorado River water one hundred and forty miles from Lake Powell to southern Utah. They say the preliminary financial plan has fatal flaws.


Jim Rorabaugh/USFWS

Scientists have created the first map of the entire range of the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. It shows the bird’s habitat is threatened by drought and exotic beetles.


NPS

Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has signed on as a cosponsor of a bill creating the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. It would conserve 1.7 million acres of federal land surrounding the national park. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A congressional committee recently examined the National Park Service’s response to agency-wide allegations of employee sexual harassment. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, lawmakers heard testimony from staff about a deeply imbedded culture of abuse and retaliation.


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