KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
4:50 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Brain Food: Bringing Ebola-Infected Patients To The U.S. Safely

This portable tent was used to transfer Ebola-infected patients from West Africa to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. It was designed for transporting patients with highly infections diseases.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The recent outbreak in West Africa of the deadly Ebola virus has some U.S. officials concerned about it spreading to this country.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Arizona One of the Country’s Most At-Risk States Due to Natural Disaster

Flames from the Wallow Fire — Arizona's largest-ever wildfire — consume pine trees in 2011.
Credit Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

A personal finance website has ranked Arizona as the 10th most at-risk state for natural disaster. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, major wildfires caused by persistent drought contributed to the Grand Canyon State making the list.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Sedona Becomes the Newest International Dark Sky Community

Sedona's nighttime skyline.
Credit world-wire.com

Sedona has become the newest International Dark Sky Community. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s one of only eight cities in the world to achieve the designation, and the second in northern Arizona.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Kirkpatrick Introduces Legislation Designed to Boost Economic Development on Navajo Nation

For more than 40 years, 1.6 million acres known as the Bennett Freeze were off limits to development. Rep. Kirkpatrick's new bill would encourage development there and make other changes to the laws regulating the area.
Credit Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times

In early July, Democratic Representative Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s First Congressional District introduced a bill designed to spur economic development on the Navajo Nation. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would affect some of the reservation’s poorest areas.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:14 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Brain Food: Arctic Research Reveals Evidence Of Climate Changes

Lake coring in the Arctic
Credit Nick McKay/NAU

Scientists say droughts and wet periods come and go between ice ages. To understand and predict long-term climate changes, Northern Arizona University assistant research professor Nick McKay examines sediment samples from Arctic lakes.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:43 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

EPA Announces Emission Cuts for Navajo Generating Station

The Navajo Generating Station near Page on the Navajo Nation and is owned by the federal government's Bureau of Reclamation, as well as regional utilities like the Salt River Project, Arizona Public Service Co., Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Tucson Electric Power Co., and NV Energy.
Credit usu.edu

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new rules designed to reduce pollution at the Navajo Generating Station near Page. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the regulations are an attempt to enforce the federal Clean Air Act.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:02 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Brain Food: Souvenir Research...Why Do We Buy Them?

Arizona souvenirs.
Credit Musings by Maravin

Travelers love souvenirs, and now research being done at Northern Arizona University proves that.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:32 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

An Update On The Monsoon Season With KNAU Meteorlogist Lee Born

A monsoon storm opens up over the red rocks of Sedona.
Credit Al Comello/The Sedona Eye

KNAU's Morning Edition host Aaron Granillo talks monsoon activity with meteorlogist Lee Born.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Navajos Born At Home Find It Hard To Get Delayed Birth Certificates

Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler offers help to Navajos applying for delayed birth certificates 2 days a month. On those days, a line usually forms outside before her office on the Navajo Nation opens. And the waiting room is always crowded.
Credit Cindy Carpien/NPR

Most Americans born in this country have a birth certificate issued from a hospital. But, for a lot of Navajos born in remote areas of the Navajo Nation before the 1970's, it was common to be born at home. So, getting a birth certificate later - otherwise known as a "delayed birth certificate" - can be very difficult. That's especially true in Arizona because of its strict regulations.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:52 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Coconino National Forest Managing Four Lightning-Caused Wildfires

Coconino National Forest officials are actively managing four lightning-caused fires. All are burning at a low intensity on the forest floor. As on the Kaibab National Forest, these fires are being used to increase safety, reduce fuels and for vegetation and wildlife habitat restoration.

The 300-acre Willard Fire is burning south of Flagstaff between Oak Creek Canyon and I-17 near the Willard Springs Interchange. Smoke may be visible from Kachina Village, Mountainaire, Munds Park and Sedona.

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