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EPA official measures the pH
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
September 20, 2017
Mary Lynch
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
September 20, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking the size of six national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, according to a leaked memo from the secretary to President Donald Trump.
September 18, 2017
hogan
The federal government awarded more than $8 million to Arizona tribes on Sept. 14 to improve housing conditions and to stimulate economic development.
September 17, 2017
Hopis will vote Sept. 14 to narrow the race for tribal chairman and vice chairman.
September 12, 2017
The Hualapai Tribe has agreed to end a decades-long conflict over Colorado River water rights in exchange for a $134 million pipeline that will supply water to the tribe’s Grand Canyon tourist attractions.
September 11, 2017
NGS
A Navajo coal mine in New Mexico just bought two new locomotives to deliver coal from the mine to the Four Corners Power Plant. The purchase demonstrates an investment in coal by the Navajo government at a time when natural gas has become the preferred low-cost energy source.
August 24, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
August 24, 2017
Navajo teachers
Not everyone will be watching the eclipse Aug. 21. The Navajo and many other American Indian tribes see the phenomenon as a bad omen.
August 21, 2017
Uranium Mine
Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
August 09, 2017

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