Southwest http://kunm.org en Aging Census http://kunm.org/post/aging-census <p>The number of Americas over age 65 grew faster than any other age group in the country. From the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> Monica Ortiz Uribe reports that retirees contributed to most of the growth in the southwest.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:17:50 +0000 5108 at http://kunm.org Aging Census Can Grazing Reduce the Risk of Wildfires? http://kunm.org/post/can-grazing-reduce-risk-wildfires <p>Researchers and ranchers are studying whether cattle grazing could significantly reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in rugged areas of the southwest. &nbsp;As Laurel Morales reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, firefighters had the toughest time fighting recent record-setting fires in steep terrain where dry grasses and other fuels had built up.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:07:41 +0000 4787 at http://kunm.org Can Grazing Reduce the Risk of Wildfires? Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-cul-de-sac-redesign <p>Pigs will probably fly in the Southwest before home builders stop building new homes here, but the types of homes people will need in the next 20 years might look very different. We&rsquo;re staying single longer, we&rsquo;re having fewer children, we&rsquo;re paying more for gas and utilities -- is it time to re-think the all-American SUBURB? &nbsp;</p><p>In part two of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series, Beyond Sprawl, Devin Browne reports on an Arizona State University project to redesign a cul de sac for the future.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:23:01 +0000 Devin Browne 4783 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign Beyond Sprawl: Zombie Subdivisions http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-zombie-subdivisions <p>Home builders have long made a living expanding the edges of Southwestern cities. But look around these days, and you&rsquo;ll find construction projects that have come screeching to a halt. Home prices and new-home construction are a fraction of what they once were. After an historic housing crisis, a new&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk </a>series asks: is it time to reconsider the way we&rsquo;ve built the Southwest?</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:59:43 +0000 4694 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: Zombie Subdivisions Rare Ice Age Mammalian Footprints Studied at White Sands http://kunm.org/post/rare-ice-age-mammalian-footprints-studied-white-sands <p>Scientists at White Sands National Monument are studying hundreds of rare mammalian footprints that date back to the Ice Age. The impressions were discovered this summer by a pair of college students during a science internship.</p><p>From the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the prints are providing clues about the what the southwest region was like before the last great extinction.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:37:55 +0000 4688 at http://kunm.org Rare Ice Age Mammalian Footprints Studied at White Sands Latinos Would Lose Most From Medicare and Social Security Cuts http://kunm.org/post/latinos-would-lose-most-medicare-and-social-security-cuts <p><span class="article-content"><span>Elderly Latinos in Southwestern states would have the most to lose from potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits. From our <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Ruxandra Guidi has more.</span></span></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:12:56 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2198 at http://kunm.org Latinos Would Lose Most From Medicare and Social Security Cuts