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Green jobs benefits Latinos, report says

Green jobs benefits Latinos, report says

A report by the National Council of La Raza, a national Latino advocacy organization, advises Latinos to look to the tremendous growth of clean, green energy generators such as wind and solar for “green collar jobs.”  The green industries are

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Google Trail View? Search giant unveils virtual Grand Canyon hike

Google Trail View? Search giant unveils virtual Grand Canyon hike

By Cortney BennettCronkite News The site: maps.google.com/grandcanyon  The sites: • Grand Canyon National Park: Attracts around 4.5 million visitors a year. • Bright Angel Trail: Takes hikers and those on mules 9.3 miles from the rim to the canyon bottom.

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Endangered species status, habitat proposed for fish in Arizona, New Mexico

Endangered species status, habitat proposed for fish in Arizona, New Mexico

By Mary ShinnCronkite News WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday proposed listing a small freshwater fish as an endangered species and setting aside almost 300 miles of Arizona and New Mexico streams as critical habitat for

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Survey finds key Arizona bighorn sheep herd still depleted

Survey finds key Arizona bighorn sheep herd still depleted

By Chloe BrooksCronkite News About desert bighorn sheep: • Range: Desert mountains of western Arizona, eastern California, Nevada and southern Utah. • Habitat: Prefer steep, rocky terrain for bedding, lambing and escaping predators. • Diet: Prefer green grass but will

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Special Report by Ruben Hernandez KAYENTA, Ariz. – Federal air quality regulators have issued a proposal requiring the Navajo Generating Station outside Page to install filtering equipment by 2023 that could cost up to $1 billion. Navajo reservation environmental activists

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Wildlife officials plan first Mexican gray wolf release in four years

Wildlife officials plan first Mexican gray wolf release in four years

By Gerald Bourguet   Cronkite News Mexican gray wolf: • Most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. • Reintroduced in Arizona and New Mexico in 1998 through the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. • At last count,

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Navajo Nation uranium cleanup complicated by scope, history of problem

Navajo Nation uranium cleanup complicated by scope, history of problem

By Maryann BatlleCronkite News Mining uranium A recent history of uranium on Navajo lands • 1940s: The mining and milling of uranium ore for U.S defense and energy begins on the Navajo Nation. • 1952: Kerr-McGee Oil Industries Inc. acquires

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Maricopa City deals with high pollutant levels, as EPA eyes new standards

Maricopa City deals with high pollutant levels, as EPA eyes new standards

By Khara PersadCronkite News Clearing the air Click on the map above to get multiple years of readings from monitor sites around the state. (Cronkite News Service graphic by Khara Persad) How they rank Air-quality monitoring sites around the state,

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Conservation group sues – again – to protect Mexican gray wolf in Arizona

Conservation group sues – again – to protect Mexican gray wolf in Arizona

By Joe Henke   Cronkite News Facts about the Mexican gray wolf • Most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. • Reintroduced in Arizona and New Mexico in 1998 through the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. •

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Environmentalists fear the effects of the new power line proposal

Environmentalists fear the effects of the new power line proposal

People living in an area from Buckeye to Peoria could soon see their landscape change if a new high voltage power line gets approved. The 38-mile line proposed by APS will help the company ensure power reliability and generate renewable

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