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  • Bark beetle kill leads to more severe fires, right? Well, maybe

    Bark beetle kill leads to more severe fires, right? Well, maybe

    The connection between bark beetle outbreaks and Western forest fires is more complicated than it might appear.

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • The delights of urban wilderness

    The sometimes-scruffy remnants of woodland that edge our urban neighborhoods have psychological as well as ecological value.

  • Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Beavers return to northern Colorado, improving aquatic diversity.

  • Two Weeks in the West

    Dying aspens; healthier Gila trout; salmon blamed for electric bills; greens and motorheads reach wilderness entente; last big anti-Grand Staircase lawsuit tossed out; Southern Nevada Water Authority buys Warm Springs Ranch; Data: Water can soak you; and

  • West’s forests will never be the same

    Paul VanDevelder warns that climate change could devastate the West’s forests, leaving nothing behind but parched grasslands.

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