environment

Melissa Sevigny

The Navajo Nation is arid and vast—nearly thirty thousand square miles. Hydrologists struggle to collect much-needed measurements of rainfall there. But now they have help from NASA satellites.


Gilfoto

Consider yourself lucky if you see a porcupine on the Colorado Plateau — while keeping your distance, of course.  These famously prickly rodents, once common, were almost wiped out in the region for two main reasons. 


Earth Notes: Spotted Bats

Feb 22, 2017
Bruce Taubert

In the animal world, spotted bats are standouts as endurance athletes. Weighing about as much as four chocolate kisses, these little flying mammals cover a lot of ground. 


Grand Canyon National Park

Researchers say Americans are willing to pay more on their taxes to restore springs in Grand Canyon National Park—even when they’ve never visited the famous landmark.


Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

Communities on the Navajo and Hopi Nations are bracing for what they say will be devastating economic fallout after the owners of a coal-fired power plant in Arizona decided to close the location.

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