Little Colorado River

Bob Bordasch

Federal officials have accepted a preliminary permit for two dams to be built on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s part of a proposed hydro-storage facility located on the Navajo Nation.


Earth Notes: Natural Channel Design

Jan 30, 2019
Natural Channel Design

Healthy streams perform essential work, soaking up energy from floods and melting snowpack. But sometimes we’ve made deliberate or unintentional changes to streams that hamper their ability to fulfill their natural functions.


Earth Notes: Nighthawk Overlap Zone

Dec 26, 2018
Alex Lamoreaux

If you see a bat-like bird with long, narrow wings zigzagging across the sky in early morning or evening twilight, it’s likely the common nighthawk. But in a small corner of northern Arizona, another nighthawk species is also found.   


Nathaniel Brown

The Navajo Nation Council has voted down a controversial development project that would have included a gondola into the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, lawmakers rejected the Grand Canyon Escalade in a special session last night.


Scott Thybony

Arizona is in the midst of an intense summer heatwave. As uncomfortable as it might be, the summer season, historically, signifies life and growth. Commentator Scott Thybony recently traveled to a summer solstice spot in the Little Colorado River Basin, and brings home the point that summer is deliberate and necessary. 


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