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The Hopi Tribe has weighed in against a large hydroelectric proposal that would build four dams on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


Earth Notes: Martin Litton

Apr 3, 2019
Courtesy John Blaustein

Fifty years ago, a World War Two glider pilot and Sierra Club board member started a successful business offering dory trips down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Along the way, he became a warrior for wilderness.


Earth Notes: Bald Eagle Survey

Nov 28, 2018
Dyer Lytle

Each year across the nation, including the Four Corners states, several hundred volunteers brave freezing January temperatures to count bald eagles. They hunker down on lakeshores peering through spotting scopes, drive standard survey routes clutching binoculars, some even observe from boats and planes.


Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe is expected to make an announcement about the future of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Arizona Democrats have been sharply critical of the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Tom O’Halleran says the bill introduced this week would have an especially negative effect on the state’s rural areas. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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