Millions come to the Grand Canyon every year to marvel at its natural beauty, but in a remote corner of the Navajo Nation, there’s a part of the canyon that few tourists see. A group of developers hopes to change that by building hotels, restaurants and an aerial tram. Ryan Hill, a student reporter from Arizona State University, looks at what that could mean for the Navajo community. Continue reading
The Grand Canyon, known as one of the world’s natural wonders, may be threatened by commercial development and mining, according to a new report. Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Irvin of American Rivers about the most endangered rivers of 2015 and what put the Colorado River on the top of the list. Continue reading
Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below the rim. The unusual weather phenomenon usually happens every few years, but this is the second year in a row.
In other news Monday, the bipartisan immigration bill cleared a major test in the Senate with votes to spare. Senators voted to debate an amendment that calls for $30 billion over 10 years to double border patrol and build 700 miles of fences. Also, flooding in Northern India has now claimed over 1,000 lives. Continue reading
A newly published study renews an old debate about the age of the Grand Canyon, positing a possibility that the geographical formation could be tens of millions of years older than current wisdom suggests, dating back to the time of dinosaurs. Margaret Warner talks to science correspondent Miles O’Brien about its significance. Continue reading