In the Grand Canyon the Colorado River flows for 296 miles free from dams and other development. Many say the man responsible is Martin Litton, a legendary conservationist and boatman. Litton died Sunday in his California home. He was 97.
December 03, 2014
Data from a mountain lion tracking project in Texas show the population is stable and may be growing. But this project is taking place on private land and most of the test area is owned by ranchers, who historically have no love lost for mountain lions.
October 30, 2014
The U.S. Interior Secretary visited the Glen Canyon Dam Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary. She also had another very important agenda item -- the vulnerability of the Colorado River and its water supply.
September 29, 2014
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Glen Canyon Dam. This dam and others along the Colorado River provide electricity and drinking water to millions of people across the western United States. But like all dams, from its beginning to present day the massive structure has been mired in controversy.
September 26, 2014
While more homeowners are buying solar panels in Texas, the state lags in eighth place in the nation for use of solar-generated power. Why is solar sluggish in Texas compared to Arizona and California?
June 30, 2014
A nationwide review of more than 730 Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities was released on Monday. The audit showed that more than 57,000 veterans have been waiting at least 90 days to see a VA clinician.
June 09, 2014
When a driver approaches a Border Patrol checkpoint, the drill is to pull off the highway, wait in line, and then a Border Patrol agent will ask, “Are you an American citizen?” This driver refuses to answer the question. Credit: Screen grab from YouTube video: "Top DHS check point refusals"
After a recent allegations of harassment by law enforcement on the Texas border, Fronteras Desk asks in detail; what are your Fourth Amendment rights at a routine traffic stop?
June 04, 2014
The House of Representatives has voted to restrict presidential power to create national monuments, often a precursor to establishing national parks. But the back story is a partisan battle over the notion of drilling and mining on federal land.
April 11, 2014
The white 'bathtub ring' on the rocks along the Colorado River is from mineral deposits left by higher levels of water.
Five Southwest rivers made America’s Most Endangered Rivers list this year. They are the San Joaquin, the Upper Colorado, the Gila, the White Rivers and San Francisquito Creek.
April 09, 2014
The energy boom in Texas and New Mexico is inadvertently compromising the jet-black night skies that astronomers need to research dark energy, which is the unknown, undefined power responsible for the accelerating pace of the expansion of the universe.
March 19, 2014


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