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  • Current

    Power struggle

    The economic numbers behind coal and wind energy -- and energy efficiency -- are compared in Montana.

  • Current Sinclair flare up

    Sinclair flare up

    The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.

  • Current Our dirty past, our dirty present

    Our dirty past, our dirty present

    Soon after the EPA was founded 40 years ago, it began photographing American environmental problems for its Documerica Project.

  • Writers on the Range When a scientist becomes an activist

    When a scientist becomes an activist

    In his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, NASA climate scientist James Hansen explains the truth of climate change and reveals why he has risked his career to bring the issue to light.

  • Focus The smoke police

    The smoke police

    Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.

  • Writers on the Range A nature lover's bucket list

    A nature lover's bucket list

    Time is running out to see the natural wonders that are endangered by rampant global warming.

  • Feature 'The environment ... is where we live'

    'The environment ... is where we live'

    A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.

  • Current Mountains of mercury

    Mountains of mercury

    The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.

  • Perspective The big bonfire

    The big bonfire

    The economy is stuck in a ditch, but on climate change the U.S. is finally moving in the right direction.

  • Letters

    A frackin' mess

  • Writers on the Range Old friends are melting away

    Old friends are melting away

    The author met a mile-long glacier two decades ago. Now, it's dying.

  • Writers on the Range Climate change threatens our livelihoods -- and yours

    Climate change threatens our livelihoods -- and yours

    The CEOs of two outdoor-recreation-based companies favor strong legislation to stave off climate change, not just to save the planet but to help the economy.

  • Multimedia Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009

    Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009

    Nineteen high school students traveled to Washington's North Cascades this summer to witness and learn about climate change.

  • Writers on the Range We can help bees by cleaning up our act

    We can help bees by cleaning up our act

    Pesticides, long road trips and junk food are hard on honeybees as well as humans.

  • Heard Around the West

    "Go ahead, make my EPA"

    Agency gets the lead out to stop polluters.

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