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  • Handling griz: How much is enough?

    Increasing numbers of the West’s grizzly bears wear radio collars, and some environmentalists question the necessity of the practice

  • Homeland Security gets to bypass environmental laws

    Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff is using the recently passed Real ID Act to bypass environmental, safety and labor laws in order to build a giant border fence south of San Diego

  • Heard around the West

    "Endangered Feces" T-shirts; troublesome T-shirts on airlines; renaming places in Oregon; outhouse races in Reno; rent-a-cave in Idaho; Parade of Homes vs. Parade of Wealth in Jackson

  • In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves

    In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves

    Amid bitter controversy over allowing hunters and trappers to reduce wolf populations, a Montana couple is dedicated to their hunt.

  • Can pallid sturgeon hang on in the overworked Missouri River?

    Can pallid sturgeon hang on in the overworked Missouri River?

    In the dam-locked Upper Missouri, scientists search for signs that the ancient species hasn't reached the end of its line.

  • Frack forward

    Frack forward

    Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.

  • Audio: High Country Views, episode 4

    Audio: High Country Views, episode 4

    Judith Lewis, Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk mining politics. Plus, an audio postcard from a California ghost town inhabited by pikas.

  • Canis fiasco

    A chaotic effort to restore Mexican wolves in New Mexico and a problem with too many elk in Colorado are two facets of the same problem: Our propensity to manage nature in very unnatural ways.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Greater sage grouse gets another shot at protection; Colorado River water users ratify new plan; news from around the West; a high-tech “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexico border runs into problems.

  • The troubled times of the Mexican wolf

    A timeline reveals the complicated, ill-fated story of the Mexican wolf in New Mexico.

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