Category Archives: Native America Issues

News about community-based development and renewable energy in Native America

Developments Doom Grand Canyon?

Update: CBS News also covered this story on July 14, 2014. Watch the video here.  This week’s story in the Los Angeles Times spotlights ever-present threats to Grand Canyon National Park. “The Grand Canyon is Doomed” chimed in Outside online in … Continue reading

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Save the Confluence Coalition Leads Alternative Economic Development Planning

The Escalade project continues to occupy the minds of many families wanting to save their sacred area, the land where many generations settled to raise livestock and live a peaceful existence.   The development group continues to push the project … Continue reading

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More Uranium Stockpiles Threaten Grand Canyon Watersheds

Energy Fuels, Inc. recently announced plans to stockpile high-grade uranium ore indefinitely at Pinenut mine near Grand Canyon’s north rim. The mine’s previous owner walked away from uranium piled at the Kanab North mine site with disastrous results: “Mined waste rock, uranium … Continue reading

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Cutting the Coal Chain

By Roger Clark The cover of High Country News recently featured the fall of Mohave coal plant’s 400-foot-tall smokestack. Mohave was the first major coal plant in our nation to close in 2005. It shut down due to a court-ordered … Continue reading

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Artists as Advocates on the Colorado Plateau

As the digital age advances, conservation organizations like the Grand Canyon Trust are finding new ways to inspire the public to respond to climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and energy development; issues that threaten all communities and species throughout … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: How YOU Can Help Answer Hard Questions and Solve Tough Problems

In 2013 more than 200 volunteers donated 15,000 hours of their time, sweat, and brainpower to important on-the-ground conservation and restoration work. It was quite a year for the Volunteer Program! We all had tons of fun making new friends, reconnecting … Continue reading

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