April 21, 2017, 7am PDT
The Navajo Nation is not moving forward with a controversial plan to build a tram that would connect tourists from the rim of the bottom of the Grand Canyon, along with commercial and retail space. The proposal isn't totally dead yet, however.
August 10, 2015, 10am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency finds itself in a peculiar place. Normally it investigates spills caused by the private sector. Now it's cleaning up a massive spill it caused while investigating a leak at an abandoned mine in southwest Colorado.
The New York Times - U.S.
April 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
American Rivers' list of the "Most Endangered" U.S. rivers provides an annual reminder of the abuse waterways bear in the name of the country's economy and culture.
July 8, 2014, 10am PDT
Two projects proposed for the South Rim plateau of the Grand Canyon have raised alarms at the National Park Service, who see a serious threat from impacts to the views, water supply, and ecology of the canyon.
March 14, 2014, 8am PDT
If you fancy yourself a modern-day John Wesley Powell, but to this point haven’t climbed on a raft headed Grand Canyon way, Google recently released a series of “Street View” style photos from the very bottom of that most famous natural landmark.
AP via San Jose Mercury News
February 21, 2012, 8am PST
Ken Belson reports on a massive development planned for a town located five miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and the decades long battle amongst high powered interests and 600 local townspeople over the future of the area.
May 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Despite a congressional ruling last year that prevents them, wight uranium mining operations have been approved near the Grand Canyon.
January 29, 2009, 12pm PST
The Department of the Interior is alleged to have generated electric energy by limiting water flow to the Grand Canyon, at the expense of the landmarks' ecology--despite having access to scientific findings that warned against doing so.
April 25, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> looks at what's happened since a Native American tribe in Arizona opened a glass-floored walkway extending over the Grand Canyon.</p>