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  • Will the real Mr. Pombo please stand up?

    California Republican Rep. Richard Pombo made his mark blasting the Endangered Species Act, but now, he says, he’s learning to compromise on environmental issues

  • Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West

    Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West

    The environmental lawyer battles big industries and government agencies in the courtroom on behalf of the nonprofit Advocates for the West.

  •  Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    The Imperial Visions Action Network is an interactive website that involves locals in reporting - and helping solve - environmental problems.

  • What's wrong with the EPA?

    David Schoenbrod explains why the nation’s environmental laws are not being properly implemented in Saving Our Environment From Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility and Shortchanges the People

  • Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day

    Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day

    Earth Day, which was first celebrated 40 years ago, was largely created by Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin who fought hard for environmental laws.

  • Death of an era

    Death of an era

    High Country News remembers Stewart Udall, the legendary Interior secretary.

  • Democrats and Republicans can work together

    Democrats and Republicans can work together

    Bipartisan politics briefly returned to Washington, D.C., with the passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act.

  • A ghost of the 1970s

    A ghost of the 1970s

    Bipartisan politics briefly returned to Washington, D.C., with the passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. Also: A map highlights some of the newly protected lands in the West.

  • Homeland Security gets to bypass environmental laws

    Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff is using the recently passed Real ID Act to bypass environmental, safety and labor laws in order to build a giant border fence south of San Diego

  • A most unusual sanctuary, where the Yeti roams free

    The kingdom of Bhutan has created a wildlife sanctuary for its possibly mythological "strong men" – the migoi, or yeti

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