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2013-06-21 23:02:39

Live stream airs on skywire.discovery.com June 23, Sunday evening at 8PM EDT San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 This Sunday on June 23, 2013, Nik Wallenda, the tightrope walker known as “the king of the high wire,” will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon without a net or safety harness – and Mobile Studios Inc., In. will use six TriCaster systems to live stream the event to a worldwide audience on skywire.discovery.com. “After we were contracted to handle the Latin American...

2013-04-03 10:13:30

UC research finds mixed results when it comes to protection and preservation efforts in portions of the Grand Canyon National Park and in the Kaibab National Forest just outside the park. When surveying in the Upper Basin of the Grand Canyon National Park in April 2011, University of Cincinnati faculty and students discovered a previously unknown 17-room subterranean pueblo that likely dates back to the 12th century. For UC anthropology graduate student Ryan Washam, that find — in...

2013-03-05 15:10:27

As the Colorado River winds through the Colorado Plateau's soft sedimentary strata, it picks up a tremendous amount of sediment. This sediment — which once left the river's waters so muddy that Spanish explorers christened it El Rio Colorado "the reddish river" — is a vital component to the unique ecosystems of the river. However, with the construction of the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams, which trap the sediment, the once-turbid waters have become a dazzling blue-green, signaling...

2013-02-11 16:33:07

New Geosphere articles posted online 11 Jan. and 5 Feb. 2013 include additions to the "Origin and Evolution of the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane" series, the "Neogene Tectonics and Climate-Tectonic Interactions in the Southern Alaskan Orogen" series, and the "Crevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II" series. A new series is also introduced: "Results of IODP Exp313: The History and Impact of Sea-level Change Offshore New Jersey." Papers cover: 1. Fresh water and...

Grand Canyon Added To Google Maps Street View
2013-01-31 19:11:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you grown tired of virtually touring the gulags of North Korea? Why not take a cruise around the Grand Canyon for a while? Today, Google has announced that they´ve added some new imagery to their Google Maps Street View service. Now, users can take a virtual trip through more than 75 miles worth of trail in the Grand Canyon National Park, all from the comfort of their own home. Last summer, Google announced...


Latest Grand Canyon Reference Libraries

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2013-11-01 16:08:30

Kaibab National Forest is located in Arizona and borders the Grand Canyon in the north and south. It was established in 1909 and is separated into two areas known as the North Kaibab Ranger District and the South Kaibab Ranger District. The Grand Canyon forms a natural boundary between the two districts, which make up about 1.6 million acres of land. The elevations in the forest vary between 5,500 feet and 10,418 feet. This national forest holds four designated wilderness areas including...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

2012-06-14 09:54:16

Symbol: SIRE5 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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