Environment

David Edwards
Photographer and former river guide David Edwards has been boating for more than four decades. He recalls one Grand Canyon river trip in 1984. Two groups had just finished a hike up Havasu Creek when it started to rain.
August 08, 2016
Thousands of small-scale coffee growers in Central America and Mexico are better off because of fair trade. But the system is fraying at the seams in one of the world's most important coffee-growing regions because of low prices, a damaging fungus and unscrupulous middlemen.
August 01, 2016
Residents of Vado, New Mexico are filling the potholes in their dirt roads with recycled roof shingles. It's a temporary solution for an ongoing problem in colonias across the U.S./Mexico border.
July 28, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park is trying to move past a scathing sexual misconduct report released in January by the Inspector General’s Office. In attempts to change the culture of harassment the agency is investigating just how extensive complaints of sexual harassment have been at national parks, is setting up a confidential hotline and for the first time, is appointing a woman to oversee the park.
July 28, 2016
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

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