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Bridging the Digital Divide on Native American Lands

Bridging the Digital Divide on Native American Lands

Studies show that seven in 10 people on rural tribal lands do not have access to broadband internet. The lack of connection is especially dangerous during a pandemic. I spoke with Darrah Blackwater about her efforts to bring better broadband to Native lands.

What to Watch for as Bee Season Arrives

What to Watch for as Bee Season Arrives

Bee season is here. They’re browsing for pollen and swarming. I checked in with a Colorado beekeeper about how to ensure that their populations stay healthy.

The Dark Skies of Dinosaur National Monument

The Dark Skies of Dinosaur National Monument

The area around the monument is one of the darkest places in the U.S. Now it’s been officially recognized for its lack of light pollution, and that’s drawing people eager for a look at the heavens.

Helping Men Seek and Get Mental Health Care

Helping Men Seek and Get Mental Health Care

Mental health for men is the focus of this year’s Let’s Talk Colorado Campaign. The coalition of more than 20 health organizations has an emphasis this year on the unique challenges men face with mental health.

Craig Childs: Correspondent From the Cataclysm

Craig Childs: Correspondent From the Cataclysm

An interview with adventurer and author Craig Childs. His latest book, Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Planet Earth, is about how the earth is falling apart. And always has been.

Copper: The Miracle Metal

Copper: The Miracle Metal

Copper mining in Arizona is a tale of both fortune and failure. A look at the past, present and future of an industry at the crossroads.

Making Mirrors

Making Mirrors

It takes years to cast a large telescope mirror at theSteward Observatory Mirror Lab. But the race to build ever larger “eyes” is leading to new discoveries in astronomy.

Learning to Manage Wildfire

Learning to Manage Wildfire

Wildland firefighters are highly trained. So are the people who supervise them. One group gathers in Tucson each year to create a simulated fire and learn how to manage crews, evacuations and equipment.

The Disappearing Night Sky

The Disappearing Night Sky

Light pollution has made finding the Big Dipper almost impossible for some, as humanity seeks to illuminate more of the world. What does it mean for people to lose their connection to the night sky? A new documentary explores our need for light and our desire to see the heavens.

An Ancient Path, a Modern Aim

An Ancient Path, a Modern Aim

The stately, pink building that houses the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson attracts a lot of attention. So do the solar panels erected in the parking lot. The nuns of the 75-year-old monastery say going solar has saved them money and electricity. And conservation is in keeping with their sacred mission.

Forecasters Keep an Eye on the Skies

Forecasters Keep an Eye on the Skies

The National Weather Service’s Tucson office is an electrified place on a busy monsoon afternoon. Forecasters scramble to track storm cells on radar screens, check stream gauges for runoff levels, and issue warnings on possible downstream flooding. They even watch the storms from a second-floor window.

Condors Making Comeback in Arizona

Condors Making Comeback in Arizona

The California condor almost went extinct before a re-introduction effort began. They’re thriving again in two states, including Arizona. But advocates warn that lead poisoning continues to threaten the birds of prey.

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