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  • Big water, big dreams

    Big water, big dreams

    A review of The Emerald Mile: the Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko.

  • Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution

    Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution

    A last-minute provision in July’s transportation bill overrules Park Service recommendations for quieting the cacophony of sightseeing air traffic over the Grand Canyon.

  • The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau

    In The Hayduke Trail, Joe Mitchell and Mike Coronella give you all the information – and motivation – you’ll need to set off on foot into the Canyon Country

  • For the love of a river

    In the anthology There’s This River, Christa Sadler gathers the stories of rambunctious river rafters on the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River

  • On the wing again

    In Condor: To the Brink and Back, science reporter John Nielsen surveys the life and times of "one giant bird."

  • The puzzle of plate tectonics

    In Grand Canyon: Solving Earth’s Grandest Puzzle, geologist James Lawrence Powell takes a look at the science behind the Grand Canyon, and the scientists who figured it out

  • River Town

    River Town

    Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.

  • The One-Eyed Squirrel of Ooh-Aah Point

    The One-Eyed Squirrel of Ooh-Aah Point

    Ol' One-Eye of Ooh-Aah Point leads a wildlife-loving trail-crew worker to act a bit out of character…

  • Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Next time you visit the Grand Canyon, stop in Flagstaff for a delicious Diablo burger made from locally raised organic beef.

  • Sci-fi conservation

    Sci-fi conservation

    Enviros create force-fields around national parks. Also: Recovery Act funds are coming to BLM lands in the Western states.

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