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  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Planting seeds for preservation

    In Cities in the Wilderness, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt makes an eloquent argument for more enlightened federal land-use planning

  • States tighten rules, challenge feds to follow

    The state of California pioneered pollution-control efforts decades ago in response to L.A. smog, and today, the Western states are hoping to set the course for national action on climate change

  • Looking outside the box

    In this issue, High Country News ventures outside its usual box to look at 10 serious issues facing the West in the next four years

  • Without big government, where would we be?

    Without big government, where would we be?

    It's easy to get nostalgic about American life 100 years ago -- unless you think about what life was like back then, especially for women.

  • Eco-farmers seek to grow habitat as well as crops

    Tim Holt wants "eco-farmers" to get federal bucks.

  • Playing God in suburbia

    Is it really true that the U.S. has no choice but to employ a harsh form of triage in deciding which endangered species should live, and which must die?

  • We're bickering with our neighbors while the feds spend our money

    The defeat of Oregon’s Measure 30 by anti-tax zealots shows that voters angry at state and local governments are going after the wrong enemy

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