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Mining Pollution Solutions
International mining pollution prevention conference in Snowmass.
Future Forests
'Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century' brings forestry experts together in Portland, Ore.
Woman arrested for sitting in tree
An Ancient Forest Rescue protester is arrested for blocking a timber sale by sitting in a tree.
The coyote and the mouse
A rodent expert says that predators could help control hantavirus-spreading deer mice.
The toner connection
Arizona Senator DeConcini is accused of doing favors for a recycled toner business.
Still looking for Trouble
'Trouble' the grizzly bear is still on the run.
Arson feared this summer
Arson could create fire-fighting and salvage timber jobs in Willamette National Forest.
A $100,000 tortoise
The Silver State Leasing Co. receives $100,000 fine for killing a desert tortoise during construction near Las Vegas.
More questions for Packwood
The Oregon Bar Association considers sanctions over harrassment charges against Packwood.
Wilderness bill for Colorado advances
The Colorado House approves legislation proposing 711,170 new acres of wilderness.
Biowarfare is back
The army resumes chemical weapons testing at the Dugway Proving Ground.
The last sockeye?
Only three sockeye salmon return to spawn at Redfish Lake.
Shooting in the West
BLM Director Jim Baca proposes new regulations for filming on public lands.
A bird, a plane, no, a missile
Rep. Karen Shepherd spearheads resistance to missile flyovers in Utah.
Grazers and greenies agree on reforms
The High Country Citizens' Alliance and the Gunnison County Stockgrowers work together on a grazing proposal.
Takings and givings
'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.
Rails with trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.
Montana for grownups
'The Montana Frontier: Old Dreams, New Realities' conference will be hosted by Montana State University.
Great Basin Adventures
Several Great Basin trips are available.
Go with the flow
Oregon State University sponsors a class on rivers.
Film indicts clearcuts
'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.
Environmental heroines
Tambrands sponsors the Environmental Women of Action awards.
Floods fade, fires feared
Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.
Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
State can cut its trees
A federal court in San Francisco rules that timber grown on Washington state lands can be exported.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Do grizzlies need more protection?
A legal battle rages over reclassification of grizzlies from threatened to endangered species.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.