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Navajo Nation officials say they haven’t pursued proposals made by a Phoenix-based company to build dams on the Little Colorado River. The hydro-storage facility would be located on tribal land near the confluence of the Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Noah Lau, The Arizona Republic

The monsoon season was a dud across much of the U.S. Southwest this year, bringing high hope but delivering little rainfall.

Earth Notes: Leslie Goodding

Sep 25, 2019
Aven Nelson Papers, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

In May 1902 a young man with a black beard and tousled hair stood beside the Muddy River in a place later submerged by the waters of Lake Mead. Leslie Goodding inspected an unusual willow tree there—shrubby with long, slender branches and festooned with dangling, pale-yellow catkins. He cut a few sprigs from the tree and clamped them into his wooden plant press.  

Kevin Dahl/National Parks and Conservation Association

Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. But here on Earth it’s in much shorter supply. As demand has increased, companies have aggressively ramped up helium exploration in the U.S.—including northern Arizona.


Diane Hope

In recent decades northern leopard frogs have become refugees in their own land.

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