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A federal judge in El Paso is scheduled to decide on Friday whether to continue and expand upon a construction hold on a natural gas pipeline near the U.S./Mexico border.
November 16, 2016
Fronteras Desk reporter Lorne Matalon spoke to Dr. Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.
October 28, 2016
SRP Fire Restoration
Salt River Project will burn biomass Oct. 26 at its coal-fired power plant in Northern Arizona. If the utility can be a viable user of the forest waste, it can help reduce forest fires and keep rivers clean.
October 26, 2016
Elephant Butte Dam rose from the desert of southern New Mexico a century ago— the solution to an international water feud between the U.S. and Mexico.
October 19, 2016
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The U.S. Interior Department has come up with a way to manage the Glen Canyon Dam for the next two decades. The plan released October 7 would provide water and power for its many customers in the West, while attempting to protect the environment in the Grand Canyon downstream.
October 07, 2016
The National Science Foundation awarded a new Northern Arizona University professor $3 million to map food, energy and water supplies and show how they relate.
September 06, 2016
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The EPA will pay environmental firms $85 million to assess the damage done by uranium mining companies over four decades. The agency announced the contract opportunities Aug. 31.
September 02, 2016
The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
The public will get a chance to voice their opinions Aug. 29 and 30 about allowing a mining company to reopen three uranium mines on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
August 25, 2016
Part 5: Laura Fallon shares her experience "going big" with well-known political columnist Molly Ivins, who had gathered a group of friends to raft down the Canyon as a final hurrah to celebrate her final session of chemotherapy.
August 12, 2016
Part 4: Betsy Harter has been guiding for 16 years, including in the Grand Canyon for Arizona Raft Adventures. But some of her most memorable moments came early in her career guiding canoe trips in Costa Rica.
August 11, 2016

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