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  • Powered by pond scum

    Colorado inventor Jim Sears is among those researchers fascinated by the possibility that algae farms in the Southwest could provide a source of biodiesel.

  • Think global (warming,) act local

    The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, a new Colorado nonprofit, is taking a local approach to the global problem of climate change

  • Where do we go from here? Taking the West Forward

    HCN lays out the West's 10 most critical issues and the paths toward positive results on everything from energy development and drought to federal agency practices and endangered species.

  • One with Ninevah: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future

    Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich look at the ways the human race is jeopardizing the planet in One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future

  • On the trail of global warming

    This winter’s weird weather has everybody talking, but nobody wants to tackle the big question: Is global warming finally hitting the West?

  • Frozen in time: Endangered species science

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it does not have to consider new scientific information about genetics when preparing recovery plans for rare species

  • Peering into the life of the prairie

    Photos and drawings from Candace Savage’s Prairie: A Natural History give glimpses of a beautiful, diverse region

  • Atlas of Pacific Salmon

    The Atlas of Pacific Salmon by Xanthippe Augerot provides a thorough, well-illustrated, scientific but readable examination of the state of salmon species on both sides of the North Pacific

  • Weathering the academic storm

    Dan Donato, whose controversial study on salvage logging sparked an academic firestorm, talks about his research and all it provoked

  • A taste of ecological medicine

    In Nature’s Restoration, naturalist Peter Friederici looks at the people and places involved in the restoration of natural landscapes

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