12 Dec '11, 4pm

Rethinking the 'Timeless' Colorado Plateau: The looming forces of what is expected to be a drier and even more a...

Rethinking the 'Timeless' Colorado Plateau: The looming forces of what is expected to be a drier and even more a...

Erosion of arid lands in the West has implications far and wide, including this dust storm last summer in Phoenix. To many of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who travel each year to the red rock country of the West and to national parks like Arches and Bryce Canyon, the landscape can feel timeless. The strange wind- and water-carved formations speak of ages past, presented to the modern tourist as a finished work, often cast quite literally in stone. Yet in interviewing researchers in fields like climatology and geology for an article about the growing body of scientific study on dust in the Western skies, I found that one thing resonated over and over. The Colorado Plateau , the high arid region that stretches through parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, is anything but static. The scars of the recent past, including disruptions to fragile soils from cat...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/rethinking-the-...

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