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  • It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    The tumbleweed may seem like a Western icon, but actually it's an invasive nuisance that scientists are struggling to control.

  • Today's garden plants can be tomorrow's invasives

    Today's garden plants can be tomorrow's invasives

    Some popular ornamental garden plants have become invasive, particularly in California.

  • As seas rise, cities retreat

    As seas rise, cities retreat

    Climate change is threatening West Coast cities.

  • Killing for conservation in national parks

    Killing for conservation in national parks

    Getting weeds out of the national parks is an endless war that can never be won, but many Park Service employees are willing - and happy - warriors.

  • Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports to America

    John Leland’s book, Aliens in the Backyard, discusses both the dangers and the benefits arising from the vast number of exotic species in North America – including human beings

  • A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

  • Tipping the scales towards native species

    In Unnatural Landscapes, Ceiridwin Terrill travels to four arid sites to show how scientists fight to protect indigenous organisms from invasive species

  • Why bad people do good things for our public lands

    Rob Pudim is a basically selfish guy who also works very hard as a volunteer on the public lands.

  • My love affair with dandelions

    Jeannie Pomeroy’s lifelong love affair with dandelions blooms anew with every spring.

  • Laboring for the environment

    The challenge of restoring one overgrazed, weed-choked pasture is a good example of the kind of work that needs to be done in the West, to the benefit of both workers and the environment

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