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2010-05-26 12:40:00

Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars"”a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs"”solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars. In a pair of papers to be published in the journal Nature on May 27, Jack Holt and Isaac Smith of The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics and their colleagues describe how they used radar...

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2010-04-05 11:05:00

Surplus food can be a double-edged sword for bottom-feeders in the ocean deep, according to a new study in the April issue of Ecology. While extra nutrients give a boost to large animals on the deep sea floor, the feeding frenzy that results wreaks havoc on smaller animals in the seafloor sediment, researchers say. Descend thousands of feet under the ocean to the deep sea floor, and you'll find a blue-black world of cold and darkness, blanketed in muddy ooze. In this world without sunlight,...

2010-03-24 08:15:00

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest WHO: and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network "Arizona Network Story" video news release (VNR) and WHAT: broadcast-quality B-Roll of: --Network technicians integrating the Verizon Wireless and Alltel networks in the area surrounding the Grand Canyon...

2010-02-01 09:33:00

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recruiting people living with paralysis to hike the Grand Canyon; funds raised will support Reeve Foundation's critical mission SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team Reeve®, the athletic fundraising program of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, announced today that it has joined forces with the Walking Connection, a group that organizes and leads walkers and hikers on adventure vacations, to offer a...

2009-11-05 12:44:00

Pew ad calls on Congress to support bill to make ban on mining near park permanent WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 100,000 members of the public called for protecting the Grand Canyon from mining, a Pew Environment Group ad (http://www.pewminingreform.org/pdf/WishAd.pdf) today urged Congress to support legislation that would permanently ban new mining claims on public lands surrounding the park. Under the antiquated mining law of 1872, more than one thousand...

2009-07-21 09:45:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 8, 2009, the Booth Western Art Museum opens two exhibitions celebrating the Grand Canyon - "Painting the Canyon: Selected Works from Grand Canyon Collections" and "Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography." The exhibitions will be on display in the museum's Special Exhibition Gallery through October 25. "Painting the Canyon: Selected Works from Grand Canyon Collections," an exhibition exclusive to the...

2009-07-20 15:15:00

Congress holds hearings on 1872 Mining Law and Grand Canyon protection WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A new Google Earth interactive project created by the Pew Environment Group shows that national parks and other vacation destinations -- including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone -- are under threat due to the antiquated 1872 Mining Law. Pew's "Check out the View from Route 1872" provides a window on how the 19th century law that governs gold, uranium and other hardrock...

2009-06-01 15:44:22

The companies that run raft tours in the Grand Canyon say they're getting some impressive ideas from college students designing an electric outboard motor. Mark Grisham, executive director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, tells The Arizona Republic it might still take five years to develop an electric outboard powerful enough to push the big rafts along the Colorado River. When you try to bring electric power to a white-water environment "¦ well, it is not easy,...

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2009-05-26 15:17:08

New fossil findings discovered by scientists at UC Santa Barbara challenge prevailing views about the effects of "Snowball Earth" glaciations on life, according to an article in the June issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. By analyzing microfossils in rocks from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the authors have challenged the view that has been generally assumed to be correct for the widespread die-off of early life on Earth. "Snowball Earth" is the popular term for glaciations that...

2009-05-21 11:57:06

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will conduct scientific overflights at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona during the Memorial Day weekend. The overflights are designed to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, officials said. Aerial photographs will be taken from two fixed-wing aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet. Scientific overflights have been conducted as part of ongoing monitoring efforts...


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

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