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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

Humor : 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

Navajo Nation Proposing New Development of Grand Canyon

Lifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish (3 years ago)

Grand Canyon National Park ©ohitzanna The East Rim of the Grand Canyon is the sole section of the landmark without development–and now, the Navajo Nation is proposing a major redevelopment project. The Navajo government is proposing... 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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