A plumbing problem at Glen Canyon Dam poses a new threat to the Colorado River system – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Plumbing problems at a dam holding back the second-largest reservoir in the United States are raising concerns about future water delivery problems to southwestern states supplied by the Colorado River. Federal officials recently reported damage to four pipes known as “river outlet works” at Glen Canyon Dam on the Utah-Arizona border. … Read more

A citizen scientist has measured snowfall in the Rocky Mountains for 50 years. New hips help him keep going – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — Four miles from the nearest plowed road high in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a 73-year-old man with a fluffy gray beard and rotating hips walked across his front yard to measure the new snow that had fallen over a recent day. . On a mid-March day. Billy Barr first began recording … Read more

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices rise and the US pushes for more nuclear power – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] The largest U.S. uranium producer is ramping up work just south of Grand Canyon National Park on a long-disputed project that has been largely dormant since the 1980s. The action unfolds against a backdrop of global instability and growing demand that is driving uranium prices higher. The Biden administration and dozens of other countries … Read more