grand canyon national park

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An Arizona congressman says President Barack Obama has decided against creating a national monument covering areas around Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park.

 

Melissa Sevigny

The Grand Canyon is running short on sand. Sediment that once washed down the Colorado River to form beaches is now trapped behind Glen Canyon Dam. For two decades river managers have released artificial floods to rebuild the beaches … but it’s not clear if the river has enough sand for these experiments to work in the long run. That’s what scientists want to find out.

Tom Brownold / www.tombrownold.com

It takes a very special kind of mule to carry visitors to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 


Melissa Sevigny

Tribes, environmental groups, and mining organizations have fought for years over tapping uranium resources on public land near the Grand Canyon. This week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear two cases that could affect the future of uranium mining in the area. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


NPS

Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.

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