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  • Bush brings more green into the green movement

    The Bush administration has been good for environmental groups, at least when it comes to money and membership numbers.

  • High Noon for Habitat

    In Riverside County, Calif., the conflict between the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat rule and the West’s booming, sprawling, growth-driven economy comes to a head

  • Confessions of a Methane Floozy

    An environmentalist who owns royalty interest in New Mexico oil and gas wells heads down to the San Juan Basin to talk to rancher Tweeti Blancett, driller Tom Dugan and others about the moral complexities inherent in Americans’ energy use

  • In a run-down neighborhood, there's lots of love

    In a hardscrabble neighborhood in northeast Denver, Lorraine Granado fights for environmental justice

  • Border restoration’s odd couple

    In southwestern Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is working with Cocopah Indians and environmentalists to restore a degraded, crime-ridden wetland called Hunters Hole.

  • Tipping the scales

    A right-wing coup is under way in the nation’s courts, which George W. Bush is stacking with anti-environmental judges, and the impacts on Western conservation issues are not going to be pretty

  • Dear friends

    Avalanches in Telluride, heat wave in Paonia; congratulations to Ed and Betsy Marston for John Wade Award; Ken Sleight gets Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene; Betsy Loyless, keynoter at the co

  • The environment's 'most durable foe'

    Historian Steven C. Schulte’s new book, Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West, portrays the chair of the House Interior Committee and the environmental movement’s "most durable foe" as a fair but rigid representative who, surprisingly, joc

  • Die, baby harp seal! It's time for environmentalism to get ugly

    Environmental groups’ calendar portrayals of the beleaguered harp seal are too pretty and too hackneyed to convince humans that the race must see beyond its own wants if it is to hold off the end of nature

  • Of global warming and White House elephants

    The Bush administration needs to start dealing with global climate change, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may help to point the way

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