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  • Two weeks in the West

    The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change has bad news; Govs. propose global warming legislation; nuclear revival in the wings; Rockies Prosperity Act back in Congress; Arizona may stifle ballot measures; Bush’s budget; the West’s electrical grid.

  • Follow-up

    Anti-nuclear groups seek contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory; California ORVs to stay off desert tortoise habitat; factory-farm polluters immune to lawsuits; new Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. joins property-rights law firm in fight against mon

  • Drilling Could Wake a Sleeping Giant

    In 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded an underground nuclear bomb in western Colorado; today, the site of Project Rulison is attracting natural gas drillers

  • From weapons to wildlife

    A former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is the latest addition to the nation’s wildlife refuge system.

  • How many nuclear bombs do we need?

    Laura Paskus meets a woman who survived Hiroshima and now works as an anti-nuclear activist.

  • New Mexico goes head-to-head with a nuclear juggernaut

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is booming, revitalized by a new era of weapons development – but the state of New Mexico wants the lab to clean up its old Cold War-era messes before it starts making new ones

  • A defensive island

    Los Alamos National Laboratory needs to be open with the public about the messes it has made, in order to ensure that the public health is protected

  • Cold War workers seek compensation

    Former employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking information about and compensation for serious health problems caused by their work with radiation and other toxic materials

  • Follow-up

    Steve Williams, head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tells Congress that money for critical habitat for endangered species could be better spent elsewhere; National Security Administration head asks Congress for more money for nuke bomb site, and Rep.

  • It was written on the wind

    It was written on the wind

    Remembering the untimely death of a "downwinder" brother from New Mexico.

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