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  • Stupid shooting

    Vandals use saguaro cactus for target practice near Phoenix.

  • Hatching reform

    With 15 runs of salmon federally listed as threatened or endangered, a conservation group, Long Live the Kings, hopes hatchery reform can help save wild stocks of fish.

  • Tough but threatened

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt has proposed a new national monument near Tucson, Ariz., to protect the ironwood trees that are threatened by development and logging.

  • 'Weed'

    "Weed," a play by Michi Panttaja, takes an entertaining look at what happens when a farmer finds an endangered plant on his land.

  • Primrose focus of legal dustup

    Environmentalists and ORV groups accuse the BLM of dragging its feet over implementing a plan to protect an endangered flower in California’s Clear Creek Management Area

  • Drilling, wolves, guns and plutonium

    “Drill here, drill now!” on the ground and in Western politics; Northern Rockies wolves protected again – and on the move; Obama backs Second Amendment; gas pains in the West; plutonium spill in Boulder.

  • Love for the clay-loving buckwheat

    In western Colorado, a coalition has rallied to buy habitat for one of the world’s rarest plants.

  • The Latest: Woodland caribou are in danger of disappearing from the U.S.

    The Latest: Woodland caribou are in danger of disappearing from the U.S.

    Environmental groups file suit over caribou habitat.

  • Killing cougars is the easy choice

    The writer says Oregon's decision to kill cougars is the wrong way to go

  • Is It or Isn’t It (Just Another Mouse)?

    As scientists clash over the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse's biological categorization, the complexity of endangered species science steps into the light

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