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The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Hannah Wagner February 26, 2019 0

One of America’s most iconic National Parks celebrates its 100 years as a National Park. These deep rust-colored rocks carved by an ancient river now adorn countless bucket-lists with 6 million visitors a year.   Signed into

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Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 26, 2019 4

The Earth’s surface has so many different colors, features and forms that it’s not hard to understand why early scientists found it difficult to determine what was responsible for creating the natural landscapes that

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Video: The Reverence of Zion National Park

Video: The Reverence of Zion National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 21, 2017 3

It was love at first sight when I met Utah’s Zion National Park. With its massive, rock behemoths and soothing-sounding, dripping-water canyons that sprout green ferns seemingly out of solid stone, it is one of

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Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2017 3

Today, in the current political climate, with national parks falling into disrepair because of budget cuts and parks and monuments threatened with downsizing, I was astonished to learn about a newly proposed national park.

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Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 9, 2016 3

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders. More than a mile deep, the canyon runs for 277 river miles, which are protected as Grand Canyon National Park. If

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Tell a River’s Conservation Story Through Photography

Tell a River’s Conservation Story Through Photography

WWF July 8, 2015 0

It was barely dawn. We huddled amongst hard, orange rocks of Zion National Park, listening carefully to the trickle of water of that once carved its way through the canyon. Peter, as usual, took

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Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Wendy Redal April 18, 2015 0

Few landscapes on Earth are as stirring as the Grand Canyon, the most iconic emblem of the American Southwest. Major John Wesley Powell, who headed the first Colorado River expedition by white men through the

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Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2015 5

Say the words “American West,” and right away you mentally imagine vast, open plains, deep canyons and starting over. What is it about going West that has always meant hope in the American psyche,

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