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  • Harvesting ancient farming

    The Colorado nonprofit Sustainable Settings wants to teach farmers about an ancient agricultural system called "alley cropping" that uses scant water wisely and protects against soil erosion.

  • Missing: One truckload of fuel

    More than 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel accidentally dumped in a water-quality monitoring well at Copper Mountain ski resort, Colo., have yet to be found.

  • Hot Property: A former nuclear bomb factory gets caught in suburban turf wars

    Rocky Flats, a former nuclear bomb factory, is caught between Denver's rapidly growing suburbs, which covet the open space, and conservationists who want the cleaned-up area to become a national wildlife refuge.

  • Expansion faces restrictions

    Telski, the ski resort in Telluride, Colo., wins a lawsuit and can now expand onto national forest lands.

  • Stirrings in the San Rafael Swell

    As increasing numbers of recreationists discover Utah's San Rafael Swell, the BLM struggles to manage the area and environmentalists, ORVers and politicians wrangle over the best way to preserve - or exploit - the land.

  • Crater doesn't come cheap

    Conservationists will need to come up with $3 million to buy a 247-acre caldera near Flagstaff, Ariz., called Dry Lake, from the developer whose plans for the site were stalled by them.

  • Western weather waffles

    A look at this last winter in the West shows snow in the Northwest and Sierra Nevada, variable weather in the Rockies, and what looks like the beginning of a long, hot, dry summer in the Southwest.

  • Backpacks and quacks

    Pintail ducks flying north from California's Central Valley this spring will carry transmitters to track their migration routes in an attempt to find out why pintail duck numbers are dropping.

  • SUWA goes national

    The National BLM Wilderness Campaign, a project of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, is lobbying to protect roadless lands throughout the country.

  • Fish find friends in farmers

    Washington farmers are working to get into compliance with the Endangered Species and Clean Water acts to save threatened salmon.

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