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Dissecting the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument proposal

The proposal to create a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument has newspapers in the region weighing in with some more nuanced and thoughtful discussions than we often see in likely contentious issues like this. [Right, view of proposed monument area. Credit, Steve Bridgehouse, as posted on the Sierra Club site]The St. George (Utah) News starts off with the statement, "For well over a century the complicated and often uneasy relationships between conservationists, miners, ranchers, and the U.
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Grand Canyon, the Google Street View version

Odd : Boing Boing (2 years ago)

A 360-degree view from the famous Bright Angel Trail. Street View imagery of the Grand Canyon is now available on Google Maps. Says a spokesperson, "Our team visited this spectacular national monument last October to collect the ima... Read Post

Oak Creek - Mormon Lake graben described in new book on Oak Creek Watershed

Academics / Geology : Arizona Geology (3 days ago)

There is a new book out from the Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) describing the hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, ecology, and history of the Oak Creek Canyon watershed. Well-known geologist Paul Lindberg contributed to hydrology... Read Post

Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon? Perish the thought (well, except...)

Academics / Geology : Geotripper (3 years ago)

Having just returned from the Grand Canyon, I noticed with interest that the Obama administration is announcing the continuation of a moratorium on uranium mining on lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. It's a contentious i... Read Post

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