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    Busted town pursues industrial recreation

    Anaconda wants to boost its economy by building a golf course on top of its tailings piles.

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    Rancher finds fame expensive

    Rancher Marcus Rudnick loses libel lawsuit about criticism of his grazing practices.

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    Cattle kicked off salmon range

    To protect spawning salmon, cattle are removed from four Oregon allotments.

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    Ranchers face competition

    Oregon okays bidding agains ranchers for leases on state-owned land.

  • Book Reviews

    A calm book on diet, health and the environment

    Peter R. Cheeke's book Impacts of Livestock Production takes a thoughtful look at grazing.

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    Mega coal mine proposed again in Utah

    Andalex Resources Inc. plans huge coal mine on the Kaiparowits Plateau.

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    Return of the rustlers

    Cattle rustling apparently on the increase, Wyoming State Livestock Board says.

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    BLM reversed on grazing permit transfer

    In Oregon, 500,000 acres of public grazing land in limbo after Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals overturns BLM decision to transfer permits to new MC Ranch owners.

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    The West's grazing war grinds on

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's grazing reform compromise opposed by ranchers all over the West; but Babbitt, with some Congressional and gubernatorial support, may stand firm.

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    Elk ranchers escape from Colorado's Division of Wildlife

    Colorado Division of Wildlife says new law won't provide adequate protection against cross-breeding between domesticated and wild elk herds.

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    Gold mines are sucking aquifers dry

    Gold mines are dewatering aquifers along Nevada's Humboldt River.

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    Grazing allotment in hot water

    Oregon environmental groups sue Malheur National Forest for violating Clean Water Act by allowing grazing to raise water temperatures in the Alan Day River, fatal to fish.

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    Grazing combatants vow to keep feuding

    Babbitt's grazing hearing in Albuquerque runs into barbed wire; he urges cooperation as ranchers and environmentalists dispute.

  • Related Stories

    The labyrinthine nature of mine waste regulations

    Environmental Protection Agency wants to put gold and copper mines under Superfund regulations.

  • Feature

    Can a copper firm restore a blasted ecosystem?

    Kennecott Copper wants to clean up Bingham Canyon copper mine on its own, while Environmental Protection Agency wants to make it a Superfund site.

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