environment

John Fowler

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park is noted for amazing structures called Great Houses -- massive buildings constructed by the Ancestral Puebloans, who inhabited the nearly treeless high desert of northwestern New Mexico a thousand years ago. Besides local stone and earth, nearly a quarter million trees were harvested for beams in the buildings. 


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A lab at Northern Arizona University has developed a new way to identify rare and endangered bats … by extracting DNA from their droppings.


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A new bipartisan poll shows more than 80 percent of Americans support the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the survey was conducted by two national research firms — one Republican and one Democrat. 


HawkWatch International

This year marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 to help conserve, protect, and manage migrating birds and their habitats throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 100th anniversary is a reminder that such birds play vital ecological roles. They are also good indicators of the health of our environment.


thedenverchannel.com

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators wants to speed up and expand payments to those affected by last year’s toxic Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stopped covering emergency responses for tribes, local governments and individuals. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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