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Several years after John Wesley Powell navigated the Colorado River in 1869, he sent two brothers to the Southwest—not to run rapids but to research the region’s archaeological sites and Indian  pueblos. 


Earth Notes: Osprey Nest Platform

Apr 19, 2017
Rose Houk

Around Earth Day, Flagstaff residents visiting Frances Short Pond near downtown have a good chance of seeing an osprey, or maybe two, perched on a nest platform. 


http://www.climatecentral.org

The federal government plans to release an above-average amount of water from a major reservoir in the Southwestern U.S. this year, but it's less than many hoped.

Kayla Lauger

When is a house a home? If you’re a spider, it doesn’t need to be a mansion. It can be as simple as a clump of leaves caught in a tree above a stream


Jenny Mackness

Have you ever looked closely at a spider’s web rimmed with raindrops or frost? So delicate, these marvels might not look like they’re made from one of the strongest materials on the planet. 


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