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  • New life springs from tainted soil at a Denver school

    A program called Volunteer-led Investigations of Neighborhood Ecology (VINE) introduces urban children to nature, as demonstrated by Denver's Garden Place Academy.

  • Salvage logging rider barrels into a shy seabird's world

    Under the salvage logging rider, thousands of acres of habitat of the endangered marbled murrelet may be cut in coastal Washington and Oregon.

  • Silence could be shattered by military jets

    The Colorado Air National Guard's plan to increase training flights over the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains and the San Luis Valley upsets locals, including contemplative monks in Crestone.

  • Joyriding kills

    Recklessness and speed killed nine snowmobilers last winter in Wyoming near Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

  • Salvage rider will destroy sacred sites

    Native Americans and environmentalists protest a salvage rider timber sale on Oregon's Enola Hill, saying the area is full of sites sacred to Northwestern tribes.

  • Arizona state land opens for conservation

    The new Arizona Preserve Initiative allows conservationists to lease state lands, but only those within a three-mile radius of major cities.

  • 'Boom' potential at Rocky Flats

    A dangerous build-up of hydrogen gas at the closed Rocky Flats nuclear facility near Denver, Colo., has activists very worried.

  • Ellensburg wins back its beauty

    A group of concerned Ellensburg, Wash., citizens succeeds in getting 12 tall, unsightly power poles removed from downtown.

  • Contradictions on the Columbia

    Northwestern salmon advocates are shocked by Oregon's decision to extend a permit for Boeing Aviation to divert twice the amount of Columbia River water used yearly by the city of Portland.

  • A wet winter misses the Southwest

    Although much of the West had an unusually wet winter, fires are already starting to rage across the dry Southwestern states.

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