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  • The greening of the Nevada Test Site

    The Nevada Test Site - notorious for decades of nuclear bomb-testing - is now home to gentler science, including work on alternative energy and the greenhouse effect, and on cleaning up the site's radioactive contamination.

  • Bush's war on terrorism comes West

    Some locals are worried about plans to expand the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont., into a "biosafety 4" facility capable of handling the kind of deadly microbes likely to be used in bioterrorist attacks against the U.S.

  • Budget cuts bury paleontologists

    The new superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah, plans to cut nine positions in the paleontology department and hand over future scientific work to private contractors, much to the outrage of the scientific community.

  • Colorado program axed

    The Colorado Natural Areas Program, which has been cataloging rare animal and plant habitat and geological and fossil-rich formations, may end this summer when its state funding dries up.

  • A local heroine

    Chemist, zoologist and former local pharmacist Theo Colborn visits Paonia with a TV crew to be filmed for an episode of "Superteachers: Wisdom for the Future," part of a Japanese public television series.

  • 'Scholarship, sainthood and simplicity'

    Frank C. Craighead Jr. is remembered as a famous grizzly bear authority, an environmentalist and a writer who lived consistently with his principles.

  • History's Lesson: Build another Noah's Ark

    Paul Larmer interviews Wildlands Project biologist Michael Soule.

  • Voting down science education, world’s toughest boss, and bending over backwards for healthcare.

    Voting down science education, world’s toughest boss, and bending over backwards for healthcare.

    Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

  • The Tree Coroners

    The Tree Coroners

    To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.

  • On (not) being Jane Goodall

    On (not) being Jane Goodall

    A writer wonders what it would be like to study the coati, a Southwestern cousin of the raccoon.

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