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Grand Canyon Youth
The National Park Service turns 100 in August. The centennial should be an occasion to celebrate, but the milestone comes at a time when parks are understaffed and are struggling with a $12 billion maintenance backlog. So park superintendents are worried about the next century and who’s going to visit and pay to maintain the nation’s crown jewels.
July 19, 2016
The tree is known in government reports as Cottonwood W. It’s somewhere between 100 and 150 years old— and it's dying.
July 18, 2016
Six landowners in west Texas have won awards in the millions of dollars against a U.S. company contracted by Mexico to build a controversial natural gas pipeline. The pipeline will carry Texas natural gas to Mexico. Texas has granted power to seize private land on the U.S. side even though Mexico is paying for the pipeline.
June 21, 2016
A 54-year-old woman died in the mid-afternoon walking in a Tucson neighborhood. Two hikers, including a tourist visiting from Germany died while hiking, Sunday.
June 21, 2016
Firefighter
June 8 marks 10 years since the Warm Fire sparked controversy north of the Grand Canyon. Fire managers decided to manage the blaze to get rid of dense fuels. But days later strong wind gusts pushed the fire beyond its boundary and changed the landscape for centuries to come.
June 07, 2016
The Catwalk Trail, one of southern New Mexico's most popular tourist attractions, reopened Memorial Day weekend after it was destroyed by a powerful flood three years ago.
May 30, 2016
Navajo Nation seal
Navajo Speaker LoRenzo Bates said at a signing ceremony the projects would create more than 400 jobs and bring in as much as $7 million in tax revenue for the tribe.
April 28, 2016
A day spent on a frack operation in the Permian Basin of Texas-- the nation's highest-producing oilfield. The Basin was once the floor of an ancient seabed that today is laden with hydrocarbons.
April 25, 2016
EPA official measures the pH
Arizona Sen. John McCain is calling for a Justice Department criminal investigation of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. McCain is part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which held a field hearing in Phoenix on Friday.
April 22, 2016
mine spill
Committee members want to know why more hasn’t been done to address last summer’s massive Gold King Mine spill that contaminated a river that Navajo farmers rely on.
April 21, 2016

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