Science and Innovation

Melissa Sevigny

A unique partnership is addressing a home heating crisis on the Navajo and Hopi Nations, by supplying hundreds of cords of firewood from forest restoration projects. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Earth Notes: Ghosts Of Flight

Aug 5, 2020
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Remnants of ghost towns are a familiar sight across the northern Arizona landscape, but relics from aviation history are also present.

Bonnie Stevens / KNAU file photo

Mars is getting crowded. Eight working spacecraft currently explore its surface or orbit above it; and this summer three new missions are headed for the Red Planet. One of those is an orbiter called Hope, the first-ever Mars mission launched by the United Arab Emirates. It’s carrying an instrument built by scientists at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with NAU’s Christopher Edwards about his hopes for the latest addition to the Mars fleet. 

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Before foresters or biologists can collect pine cones, examine pest infestation, or follow their study-animal up a tree, they have to go to tree climbing school.

A strike for climate change is planned on Saturday at Flagstaff City Hall, but people won’t rally in person due to the pandemic. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, instead local protestors will display pairs of shoes to represent community members concerned about the effects of human-caused climate change. 


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