environment

Bureau of Land Management

The whoops of cowboys on horseback trailing cattle—What could be more symbolic of the Old West than the sounds of cowboys on horseback trailing cattle? That was the scene for nearly a hundred years along the Magdalena Stock Driveway.


City of Prescott

A grassroots community group in Prescott wants to protect the Granite Dells as a city park. The area includes two popular hiking trails amid scenic spires of rock, but it’s partly on private land slated for development. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Stephen Eginoire

The Grand Canyon is famous for its complex geology that displays more than a billion years of Earth’s history. Now, park managers are just beginning to explore what’s beneath the visible surface—an extensive maze of caves.


Danny Kessler/Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Wild tobacco is markedly different from its cultivated cousin. The plant’s chemical properties have been known to Native Americans for a long time. Now, researchers are studying the wild form because of its potency and hardiness in the natural world.


(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them.

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