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Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 9, 2016 3

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders. More than a mile deep, the canyon runs for 277 river miles, which are protected as Grand Canyon National Park. If

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Tell a River’s Conservation Story Through Photography

Tell a River’s Conservation Story Through Photography

WWF July 8, 2015 0

It was barely dawn. We huddled amongst hard, orange rocks of Zion National Park, listening carefully to the trickle of water of that once carved its way through the canyon. Peter, as usual, took

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Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Wendy Redal April 18, 2015 0

Few landscapes on Earth are as stirring as the Grand Canyon, the most iconic emblem of the American Southwest. Major John Wesley Powell, who headed the first Colorado River expedition by white men through the

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Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2015 5

Say the words “American West,” and right away you mentally imagine vast, open plains, deep canyons and starting over. What is it about going West that has always meant hope in the American psyche,

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Video of the Week: Timelapse of “The Wave” in Arizona

Video of the Week: Timelapse of “The Wave” in Arizona

Kendal Bower January 23, 2015 0

Filmed and produced by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic in association with BBC Earth, Wavelight is a timelapse of The Wave, Arizona’s famed rock formation. Comprised of sandstone that hardened over time, the Wave

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