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  • A thin, dry border between heaven and hell

    In his anthology, God’s Country or Devil’s Playground, editor Barney Nelson gathers together an eclectic mix of the best nature writing from the Big Bend of Texas

  • Will offshore be off-limits?

    California is trying to deny offshore oil-drilling leases, even as the U.S. Senate approves a major inventory of the state’s offshore energy reserves

  • Women take the wheel

    A Road of Her Own: Women’s Journeys in the West is an anthology of contemporary women’s adventures on the road

  • Mining rules put industry on rocky ground

    Industry officials say that two new regulations could mean the end of gold-mining in California

  • Desert saved from ‘dingbat’ development

    The Wildlands Conservancy buys 600,000 acres of Southern California desert, making the largest purchase of private land for conservation purposes in the country’s history

  • Hit the audio road in Nevada

    Jon Christensen’s Nevada Variations is an entertaining and enlightening collection of audio profiles from each of the state’s 17 counties

  • Montana debates bison-hunting season

    Montana lawmakers are considering reintroducing a bison hunt to control the animals that wander into the state from Yellowstone National Park

  • Fate of the Red Desert up in the air

    A new BLM plan could re-open the door to oil and gas drilling in the Jack Morrow Hills, the heart of Wyoming’s Red Desert

  • Debate rages over ‘de-listing’ wolves

    Conservationists say it’s too soon for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare that wolves are no longer endangered

  • Does your representative make the grade?

    The League of Conservation Voters rates congressional members’ records for better or worse in its annual National Environmental Scorecard

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