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  • Geologists dig into Grand Canyon's mysterious gap in time

    08/22/2021 10:16:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    Pys.org ^ | August 19, 2021 | University of Colorado at Boulder
    Think of the red bluffs and cliffs of the Grand Canyon as Earth's history textbook, explained Barra Peak, lead author of the new study and a graduate student in geological sciences at CU Boulder. If you scale down the canyon's rock faces, you can jump back almost 2 billion years into the planet's past. But that textbook is also missing pages: In some areas, more than 1 billion years' worth of rocks have disappeared from the Grand Canyon without a trace. It's a mystery that goes back a long way. John Wesley Powell, the namesake of today's Lake Powell, first...
  • Localized excessive heat warning for the Grand Canyon: Meteorologists warn tourists to avoid the canyon Thursday and Friday where temperatures will reach 115F

    08/07/2021 4:04:03 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    ss ^ | 8/6/21 | ss
    The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in the Lower 48. However, meteorologists are warning tourists to avoid the canyon Thursday and Friday. Temperatures near the base of the canyon could approach 115 degrees both days, spurring the issuance of a localized excessive heat warning for only the canyon itself. The National Weather Service in Flagstaff, Ariz., states that level of warning “is reserved for only the hottest days of the year and is issued when temperatures are expected to rise to dangerous levels.” Officials are discouraging any physical activity within the canyon between 10...
  • Can we see evidence for Noah's Flood at the Grand Canyon? - Dr. Steve Austin

    07/15/2021 9:17:08 AM PDT · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Is Genesis History? ^ | 7-13-2021 | Steve Austin
    Is Genesis History? 138K subscribers This video segment is from "Beyond Is Genesis History? Vol 1 : Rocks & Fossils," the follow-up to our feature-length film where we explore the impact of the global Flood on the Earth. Check it out on our website: http://bit.ly/BIGH-1. Geologist Steve Austin takes us to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where he explains how the global Flood of Noah's day is evidenced by an intercontinental erosion surface called the Great Unconformity and the thick layers of sand, shale, and limestone (called the Sauk Sequence) making up the canyon walls. Dr. Austin is a...
  • Ohio woman hiking Grand Canyon died from apparent heat illness as temps reached 115 degrees

    06/22/2021 12:45:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    ny Daily news ^ | KATE FELDMAN
    A woman found dead in the Grand Canyon Sunday likely succumbed to overheating, according to park officials. Michelle Meder, 53... was hiking with a group Saturday when she became disoriented, then lost consciousness, the National Park Service said Monday. The backpacking group, which was on a multi-day trip down the Hermit Trail to the Bright Angel Trail, flagged someone down to radio park rangers, but officials were unable to get to Meder until Sunday, by which time she had already died.
  • US House passes historic public lands bill pledging to protect nearly 3m acres

    02/28/2021 1:13:20 AM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2021 | Annette McGivney
    The US House of Representatives has passed a historic public lands preservation bill that pledges to protect nearly 3m acres of federal lands in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona. The act combines various bills that languished without Senate approval during the Trump administration. Key provisions include permanently banning new uranium mining on land surrounding the Grand Canyon, giving wilderness designation to 1.5m acres of federal land, and preserving 1,000 river miles by adding them to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.... ...The bill, called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, has strong support from the Biden administration, in...
  • MCSO: Fatal rollover crash involving tour bus was headed to Grand Canyon West

    01/22/2021 6:03:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Fox10Phoenix ^ | 01/22/2021
    48 people, including the driver, were on board the bus, which is managed by a Las Vegas-based company. "One occupant was deceased on scene, two occupants were critically injured and transported to nearby hospitals, seven occupants were transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center via ambulance with less-severe injuries, and 33 occupants were transported to KRMC for minor injuries," stated MCSO officials.
  • When the Smithsonian discovered an ancient Egyptian colony in the Grand Canyon.

    12/06/2020 8:38:47 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 64 replies
    archaeology-world ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    At 277 miles (445 kilometres) long, up to 18 miles (28 kilometres) wide, and 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places in the United States. The Hopi Indians believe it is the gateway to the afterlife. Its sheer immensity and mystery attracted more than 6 million visitors in 2016.
  • Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts Commemorates the 150-year Anniversary Powell Expedition

    04/10/2019 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 2 replies
    Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts ^ | April 10, 2-10 | Love Communications
    MT. CARMEL, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2019 marks the 150-year anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s famed 1869 expedition exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers. The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, housed in the historic Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mt. Carmel, Utah, is celebrating this historic event and the impact that it had on the land and the people with a special event on May 18, 2019. Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts celebrates the 150-year anniversary of the John Wesley Powell expeditions with a new book, new art, and a special event May 18, in Kane County, UT. The Museum that...
  • Another Grand Canyon visitor falls to his death

    04/05/2019 12:21:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/05/2019
    Park rangers responded to a call shortly before noon Wednesday that someone had fallen over the rim. The park's helicopter and technical rescue team recovered the body of a 67-year-old man. The name and hometown of the man wasn't immediately available. The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death, park officials said. A spokeswoman said it was the first over-the-edge death this year at Grand Canyon National Park, which had 17 fatalities last year.
  • Grand Canyon tourist falls 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos

    04/01/2019 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 145 replies
    <p>Grand Canyon West, Arizona. – Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week. Officials said in the latest incident, a man stumbled over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures.</p> <p>A helicopter lifted the body of the Hong Kong man from 1,000 feet below the rim of the Eagle Point observation area Thursday afternoon at Grand Canyon West. The site is a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation outside the boundaries of the national park, spokesman David Leibowitz said. The man's identity has not been released.</p>
  • Potential Uranium Exposure at Grand Canyon Museum Bldg

    02/18/2019 1:41:02 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    lake powell life ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | Dennis Wagner
    For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the National Park's museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation. ...One of the buckets was so full that its lid would not close. ...Stephenson said specialists apparently had no Geiger counter, so they drove to Utah to pick up a Ludlum meter, which also measures radiation output. ...As complaints escalated, Stephenson was fired. He turned to the Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that protects whistleblowers, and his termination was stayed. It is unclear...
  • Earth is missing a huge part of its crust. Now we may know why. (Thieves?)

    01/01/2019 7:48:02 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 12/31/2018 | Robin George Andrews
    The Grand Canyon is a gigantic geological library, with rocky layers that tell much of the story of Earth’s history. Curiously though, a sizeable layer representing anywhere from 250 million years to 1.2 billion years is missing. Known as the Great Unconformity, this massive temporal gap can be found not just in this famous crevasse, but in places all over the world. In one layer, you have the Cambrian period, which started roughly 540 million years ago and left behind sedimentary rocks packed with the fossils of complex, multicellular life. Directly below, you have fossil-free crystalline basement rock, which formed...
  • Grand Canyon Carved by Flood Runoff

    12/03/2018 7:50:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-30-18 | Tim Clarey, PhD
    Grand Canyon Carved by Flood Runoff BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D. * | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 Secular science has long struggled to explain the timing and origin of Grand Canyon. The majority of secular scientists assumes it was carved by a large river in less than six million years.1 Why did it form where it did? In particular, how did the river “hurdle” the massive Kaibab uplift?
  • Lightning striking the Grand Canyon ...winners of the panoramic photography awards revealed

    11/20/2018 6:28:01 PM PST · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:27 EST, 19 November 2018 | Sadie Whitelocks
    These sweeping photos certainly command attention. The stunning shots have been revealed as the winners of an international panoramic photography contest. Both professional and amateur photographers were invited to enter their best landscape shots for the Epson International Pano Awards 2018 in a bid to win more than $50,000 (£38,000) in cash. And this year's competition received 4,937 entries from 1,251 photographers in 74 countries. The overall winner of the contest was Veselin Atanasov from Bulgaria, who impressed with his shot of the sun rising over a tree-lined hill in Tuscany. We were also very taken with the shot of...
  • The Grand Canyon’s Oldest Footprints Are 310 Million Years Old

    10/29/2018 12:57:38 PM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies
    Smithsonian.com ^ | October 26, 2018 | Meilan Solly
    The 28 footprints capture an early reptile-like creature’s unusual diagonal gait (Courtesy of Stephen Rowland) Some 310 million years ago, a reptile-like creature with an unusual gait roamed the sandy expanses of the Grand Canyon, leaving a trail of 28 footprints that can still be seen today. As Michael Greshko reports for National Geographic, these unusually well-preserved markers represent the national park’s oldest footfalls—and, if additional analysis links the early reptile to one that left a similar set of prints in Scotland roughly 299 million years ago, the tracks may even earn the distinction of being the oldest of their...
  • Simi Valley Man Dies After Trying to Rescue Wife From Grand Canyon River Raft Accident

    10/05/2018 2:29:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/05/2018
    A medical examiner’s office has confirmed a body recovered from the Grand Canyon is that of a missing California man... 67-year-old Mike Howard of Simi Valley... His body was pulled from downstream of Phantom Ranch on Sept. 14, about 10 miles from where he last was seen a week earlier.... Authorities say Howard tried to rescue his wife when she slipped into the Colorado River during a commercial rafting trip. Both swam through a river rapid. Others in the group that was setting out for a day hike pulled Howard’s wife from the water.
  • Gov. Ducey: 'Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon'

    08/30/2018 9:47:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) during a service honoring the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it is "not natural" to picture the state without McCain, comparing it to Arizona losing the Grand Canyon. "To the rest of the world, John McCain was Arizona," Ducey said on Wednesday during his remarks at the memorial service in the Arizona State Capital. "When all of us here traveled and told people we were from Arizona, people knew two big things about it: John McCain and the Grand Canyon." "Imagining Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon," Ducey...
  • Another Grand Canyon (Hiking) Tour; South Rim, Clear Creek, Phantom Ranch

    04/14/2018 3:31:18 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 7, 2017 | Robert Zimerman
    "Because I live in southern Arizona, I take advantage of this location to make an annual trip to the Grand Canyon. On my previous trips I’ve talked about the right way to hike the canyon (slowly!) and then provided some suggestions for proper preparation....This time I am simply going to suggest two hikes. One is very easy and should be done by every visitor to the South Rim. The other hike is for those who go to the bottom, and reserve themselves one day there for a day hike. Ninety percent of all visitors to the Grand Canyon never step...
  • 3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

    02/10/2018 9:57:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 10, 2018
    [S]ix passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon helicopter when it crashed about 5:20 p.m. The other four were injured and were still being treated at the scene. ... Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Eurocopter EC130 crashed in unknown circumstances and sustained heavy damage.
  • Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

    09/12/2017 7:23:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 86 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 09/12/2017 | FELICIA FONSECA
    The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources. Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted on the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years. About 600 of the animals now live...