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  • The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert

    The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert

    Looking back on Bazy Tankersley: publisher, rancher and conservationist

  • The BLM fights for the Southwest’s last free-flowing river

    The BLM fights for the Southwest’s last free-flowing river

    A federal agency asserts its water rights to the San Pedro river in a case that might eventually lead to limits on growth in Arizona.

  • A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    In Northwest Mexico, rancher Carlos Robles Elías works hard to make his Rancho El Aribabi into an oasis of biodiversity, despite the challenges of a sagging economy and rampant drug cartel violence.

  • How conservation works south of the border

    How conservation works south of the border

    Maps, photos and text describe some of the federal and private, nonprofit work in Northwest Mexico to preserve imperiled landscapes and a rich diversity of plants and animals.

  • Hardrock Mining Showdown

    Hardrock Mining Showdown

    In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.

  • "Curious about the human condition"

    "Curious about the human condition"

    A conversation with Western writer Philip Fradkin.

  • 'Firebrand ways'

    'Firebrand ways'

    Longtime activist Kieran Suckling talks about the Center for Biological Diversity.

  • Non-navigable River Blues

    Non-navigable River Blues

    An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.

  • Ultimate solution?

    Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

  • The Battle for the Verde

    The Verde River is one of Arizona’s last free-flowing stream, but environmental and local activists fear an ambitious planned pipeline, designed to bring groundwater to the growing Prescott area, will end up sucking the river dry

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