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Earth Notes: Wind Scorpions

Apr 18, 2018
Gary Alpert

The wind scorpion can be terrifying, both in looks and behavior. But despite the common name, it’s actually not a scorpion or a true spider.


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Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon every year. It can be an awe-inspiring experience, especially for those seeing it for the first time. At the Canyon’s South Rim, Louis Le Clair of British Columbia stands in amazement of the Grand Canyon’s majesty and magnitude.


Earth Notes: Hanging Gardens

Apr 11, 2018
NPS/Pete Sawtell

Hidden within the ocher and vermilion canyons of the Colorado Plateau are lush green edens called hanging gardens. They harbor some of the region’s rarest plants and flowers that exist only in the special zone where water emerges from stone. 

FEWSION

When we sit down to dinner, it’s easy to forget where our food comes from, besides the local grocery store. But understanding the source-to-consumer pipeline for key resources is crucial in planning for disruptions and natural disasters.

Doug Nering

Navigating the rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is a big responsibility, especially when you’ve got a boat full of passengers … especially when those passengers are visually impaired. In this month’s Canyon Commentary, Scott Thybony recalls one of his final trips as a river guide. It was one of the most epic and memorable runs he ever made.


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