Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

20

Feb

Photo of the day: Grand Canyon gets a double dose of rainbows

27

Jan

How old is the Grand Canyon?The Colorado River and various ‘cooling ages’ play an important part in determining the age of the canyon.

How old is the Grand Canyon?
The Colorado River and various ‘cooling ages’ play an important part in determining the age of the canyon.

02

Dec

Photo of the day: 'Cloud waterfalls' cascade across the Grand CanyonAs thousands across the country lined up for Black Friday madness, park rangers and tourists at the Grand Canyon lined up along Mather Point to witness a rare cloud inversion.
See more amazing photos of “cloud waterfalls.”

Photo of the day: 'Cloud waterfalls' cascade across the Grand Canyon
As thousands across the country lined up for Black Friday madness, park rangers and tourists at the Grand Canyon lined up along Mather Point to witness a rare cloud inversion.

See more amazing photos of “cloud waterfalls.”

21

Jun

Nik Wallenda attempts to walk across Grand Canyon on a tightrope — with no netThe wire walker’s feat will be aired live on the Discovery Channel. We caught up with the daredevil for a Q&A as he preps for the historic crossing.

Nik Wallenda attempts to walk across Grand Canyon on a tightrope — with no net
The wire walker’s feat will be aired live on the Discovery Channel. We caught up with the daredevil for a Q&A as he preps for the historic crossing.

11

Apr

Just how old is the Grand Canyon?
A lively scientific debate continues over whether the Grand Canyon is 70 million years old or much younger.

Just how old is the Grand Canyon?

A lively scientific debate continues over whether the Grand Canyon is 70 million years old or much younger.

02

Dec

Scientists gather new clues about the Grand Canyon’s ageUsing a new erosion dating technique, researchers think that the Grand Canyon could be at least 70 million years old.

Scientists gather new clues about the Grand Canyon’s age
Using a new erosion dating technique, researchers think that the Grand Canyon could be at least 70 million years old.

29

Nov

Grand Canyon flood brings back beachesThe goal of flood was to help restore wildlife habitats inside Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon flood brings back beaches
The goal of flood was to help restore wildlife habitats inside Grand Canyon.

24

Oct

Google Street View takes on the Grand CanyonGoogle’s new relatively diminutive and portable equipment will allow the company to map the wild.

Google Street View takes on the Grand Canyon
Google’s new relatively diminutive and portable equipment will allow the company to map the wild.

27

Sep

Plunging over majestic red rocks and pooling into milky, turquoise water, it’s easy to see why Havasu Falls is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. It helps that the location is deep within breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park, where the waters eventually converge with the mighty Colorado River.The most amazing waterfalls in the world

Plunging over majestic red rocks and pooling into milky, turquoise water, it’s easy to see why Havasu Falls is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. It helps that the location is deep within breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park, where the waters eventually converge with the mighty Colorado River.
The most amazing waterfalls in the world

09

Feb

Grand Canyon to ban bottled water salesThe ban comes in response to concerns that plastic bottles scattered around the park were spoiling views of the natural wonder. The National Park Service has approved a plan that will eliminate the sale of bottled water within 30 days, after nearly $290,000 was spent to install 10 water stations inside the park. Visitors can use the stations to refill their own water bottles, which they can tote in from the outside.

Grand Canyon to ban bottled water sales
The ban comes in response to concerns that plastic bottles scattered around the park were spoiling views of the natural wonder. The National Park Service has approved a plan that will eliminate the sale of bottled water within 30 days, after nearly $290,000 was spent to install 10 water stations inside the park. Visitors can use the stations to refill their own water bottles, which they can tote in from the outside.