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National Monuments Review a Sham?
National Monuments Review a Sham? In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public sites boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department released this month and retracted a day ...
25 Tribal Nations Unite to Support a Bears Ears National Monument
25 Tribal Nations Unite to Support a Bears Ears National Monument Native peoples in the Southwest take the long view. They have lived in the redrock canyons of the Colorado Plateau for 12,000 years and have shown astonishing resilience in the face of devastating change in the last 500 years. Now, th...
Ancient Southwestern Tree-Ring Records Indicate Recent "Megafires" are Unusual Events
Ancient Southwestern Tree-Ring Records Indicate Recent "Megafires" are Unusual Anomalies Today’s mega forest fires of the southwestern U.S. are truly unusual and exceptional in the long-term record, suggests a new study that examined hundreds of years of ancient tree ring and fire data from two d...