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The Painted Desert From Space {Photo of the Day}

July 19th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Painted Desert in northern Arizona, US, lies between the Grand Canyon and northwest of the Petrified Forest National Park, and is captured here in two beautiful images taken by the Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite.


Arizona Dust Storms Follow Tremendous Arizona Fires {Pictures}

July 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The United States is getting its share of "natural" disasters this year, and the Southwest U.S. especially. Unprecedented drought, wildfires, and now dust storms. Just what the climate scientists have predicted and been warning us about for years. (Of course, expected to get much worse though if we don't change course soon.)


Cities with Worst Air Pollution (Top 10 List)

May 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released State of the Air 2011, its annual report on air pollution and which cities have got the worst. In total, 18.5 million Americans live in regions with unhealthy levels of year-round particle pollution. According to the ALA, 13,000 Americans a year are killed from particle pollution from power plants alone. And for people in "at-risk" groups, like people who already have asthma, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, the hazards of such pollution are even greater


New Grand Canyon Uranium Mines Get Pollution Permits

March 17th, 2011 | by Chris Milton

Three proposed uranium mines near Grand Canyon have been issued with air and water pollution permits by the Arizona Department for Environmental Quality. However the permits appear to be dangerously unenforceable and contain no remediation measures should the permitted pollution be exceeded



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