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Celebrate Christmas the John Waters way.

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House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Project to restore murals at Grand Canyon watchtower done

Crews have been working over the past four years to conserve murals created in the 1930s.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Park officials say the hundreds of bison at the park are harming water sources and the landscape.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

Bike Ranch resort approved in Saguaro National Park East buffer zone

Cycling resort 5 years in the making gets the go-ahead from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Pima County to update the backstops in its archery ranges

The county will replace equipment in the Tucson Mountain Park and Southeast Regional Park archery ranges

Grand Canyon named International Dark Sky Park

Park workers have retrofitted more than 1,500 light fixtures with LED bulbs and shields focusing light on the ground.

New park safety program being piloted in Tucson

The Police Department and Parks and Recreation have teamed up to add safety patrols in city parks.

Grand Canyon fossil footprints reveal early desert dwelling animals

Fossil footprints survive as evidence of the animal occupants of a Northern Arizona desert of dunes that existed before the age of dinosaurs.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Fire Managers Setting Prescribed Burns This Week

National Park Service to ignite 500-plus acres east of Tucson.

Study Finds 96 Percent Of National Parks Have Significant Levels of Air Pollution

The study also found that climate change is a significant concern for most national parks.

Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall From Edge

Officials said about 12 people die each year within the park, which draws millions of visitors a year.

2 More Fatal Falls at Grand Canyon Follow Dozens of Others

Sixty-four fatal falls have been recorded in the park's history, many from someone going around a guardrail or accidentally driving off the rim.

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