Environment

The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced legislation Monday that would preserve and restore sacred lands, the watershed and the environment north and south of Grand Canyon National Park. The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
October 13, 2015
The Valles Caldera National Preserve, a 13 mile-wide depression northwest of Santa Fe, was formed more than a million years ago by what scientists call a supervolcano. Secretary Jewell's visit comes one week after it was added to the National Park System.
October 08, 2015
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like "toilet to tap" recycling.
September 28, 2015
mine spill
Navajo President Russell Begaye called on Congress Wednesday to hold the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for last month’s mine spill and provide compensation for the hundreds of Navajo farmers and ranchers affected.
September 16, 2015
Hildale, Utah flooding
Emergency responders are still searching for one person who was swept into a flash flood Monday in Hildale, Utah, near the Arizona border.
September 15, 2015
Brockovich
Erin Brockovich spoke to a crowd gathered at Shiprock High School about taking a stand. She said all it takes is one person.
September 09, 2015
Irving Shaggy
The Navajo president has requested help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist his nation’s recovery from last month’s mine spill into a major waterway. The tribe is also preparing to sue the federal government over the disaster.
September 03, 2015
When Hurricane Katrina stranded 800 people at the historic Fairmont Hotel in downtown New Orleans, head pastry chef Thierry Marceaux sent up hundreds of chocolate truffles to the guest rooms. Those where his last days working at the century-old landmark.
August 26, 2015
alpaca
The Navajo Nation is investigating what appears to be oil in the water tanks the Environmental Protection Agency delivered for the tribe’s crops and livestock.
August 20, 2015
Irving Shaggy
The chemical spill into Colorado’s Animas River has made its way downstream and is now affecting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Farming Authority has shut off public water intakes and irrigation canals. And that leaves hundreds of Navajo farmers driving long distances to water their crops.
August 17, 2015

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