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  • Canadian government cuts pollution research that's crucial in the U.S.

    Canadian government cuts pollution research that's crucial in the U.S.

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration has defunded the Experimental Lakes Area, where Canadian and U.S. scientists have made important discoveries regarding acid rain, mercury deposition and other pollutants.

  • A sampler of wildlife tech

    A sampler of wildlife tech

    The gadgets we attach to wild animals and fish include radio transmitters, microchips, acoustic tags, geolocators and accelerometers.

  • The Great Salt Lake's dirty little secret

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake is loaded with mercury, and scientists are trying to figure out whether Nevada’s gold mines are part of the problem

  • The Latest Bounce

    Forest Service accidentally cuts a designated botanical area in southwest Oregon; California, New Mexico and Oregon sue Bush administration over repeal of Roadless Rule; Utah won’t let group test Great Salt Lake fish for mercury; BLM admits grazing regs need more work

  • Two weeks in the West

    Nasty chemicals in the Western air; drilling dust; EPA gets tougher on mercury; wildlife agency reconsiders habitat for Canada lynx and protection for sage grouse and white-tailed prairie dogs; and Grand Canyon gets a man-made flood.

  • The hidden costs of our coal habit

    In Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, Jeff Goodell reveals how the sausage is made when it comes to the primary source of America’s electricity.

  • Mountains of mercury

    Mountains of mercury

    The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.

  • The same old Sen. Reid?

    The same old Sen. Reid?

    Year after year, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has stood squarely in the path of every attempt to reform the 1872 Mining Law. Plus: The Energy Department wants to dump tons of deadly mercury, most likely in the West.

  • Smoke alarm

    Wildfires across the West release surprising amounts of mercury

  • The Latest Bounce

    Richard Pombo wants new offshore drilling; Nevada gold mines spew mercury across West; grazing fees don’t pay for program; judge slams Forest Service over refusal to look at environmental impacts of fire retardant

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