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  • The ever-shrinking West

    The ever-shrinking West

    Current conservation practices haven't helped the desert tortoise in the Mojave.

  • Spotted owl or red herring?

    Although logging has declined drastically in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not necessarily the fault of the Endangered Species Act or the northern spotted owl.

  • Truce holds on the Platte River

    In an effort to avoid litigation, environmentalists and farmers come together with federal and state agencies to address a wildlife crisis on the Platte River

  • Rulings keep the West open for business

    Recent decisions not to list as endangered the white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs and the greater sage grouse open the door to increased energy exploration and development in the West

  • Follow-up

    Union of Concerned Scientists talks to concerned Fish and Wildlife Service employees; Mexican wolf reintroduction upheld in Southwest; 2002 Klamath fish kill means fewer salmon to catch and eat in future

  • CON: A housing development that’s a tragedy for condors

    The Tejon Ranch agreement, which will allow a housing development to be build in the midst of rare condor critical habitat, is a disaster for the endangered birds, according to Noel Snyder and David Clendenen.

  • Heard Around the West

    “Bow Wow Vows”; commingling with trains; nothing to laugh about at the Fish and Wildlife Service; Proctor & Gamble beats the devil; Dobie Clean-Up; an “A” for chutzpah

  • Obama's record on Western environmental issues

    Obama's record on Western environmental issues

    Not everybody is happy, but the Obama administration is making slow but steady progress in dealing with the West's environmental issues.

  • A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's impact on federal judges, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Energy Department and the Forest Service, as well as his administration's approach to science and secrecy.

  • On a wing and a prayer

    The Gunnison sage grouse has been denied endangered species protection, and biologists like Clait Braun fear the species may be doomed

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