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  • Essays

    Experts line up on all sides of the tree-grass debate

    Western university biologists and botanists dispute Goodloe's theories - from several viewpoints.

  • Feature

    Raising a ranch from the dead

    Rancher Sid Goodloe battles pinon-juniper and uses a variety of controversial methods to restore his ranchland in New Mexico.

  • News

    Zookeeper helps a battered range

    Self-taught grazing activist Michael Seidman wins a victory when a federal judge rules that the Forest Service's analysis of a grazing allotment on Arizona's Tonto National Forest was inadequate.

  • Book Reviews

    Tailings pile makes waves

    The Nuclear Regulatory Agency's decision to cap 130 acres of radioactive debris with dirt on the bank of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, angers local residents.

  • News

    EPA tells Colorado to get tough on mine

    The EPA orders the state of Colorado to tighten regulations from open-pit gold mine near Victor.

  • News

    The Diamond Bar saga goes on - and on

    The Gila National Forest's decision authorizing 15 stock tanks on New Mexico's Diamond Bar allotment in a wilderness area is overturned by Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas.

  • Book Reviews

    Subterranean terror

    A brochure and video called "Abandoned Mines, Stay Out and Stay Alive," seeks to educate people about the dangers of unreclaimed abandoned mines.

  • Book Reviews

    Miners seek jackpot

    Despite a depressed market, Green Mountain Mining Venture asks the BLM for permission to open the Jackpot uranium mine.

  • News

    Round two for a grazing bill

    Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico resurrects a grazing bill for Congress.

  • News

    Judge says counties aren't supreme

    A federal court charges Nevada rancher Cliff Gardner with trespassing and orders him to remove cattle from Humboldt National Forest.

  • News

    Proposed gold mine stirs up a rural Washington county

    Farmers lead the protest against Battle Mountain Gold Company's open-pit mine in Washington's conservative Okanogan County.

  • News

    Did toxic stew cook the goose?

    The deaths of 342 migrating snow geese in Montana's Berkeley Pit are blamed on the pit's toxicity by environmentalists, although the mine disputes it.

  • Book Reviews

    No profit in Kaiparowits Mine

    A Grand Canyon Trust study claims that Andalex Resources' proposed Smoky Hollow Mine will be a money-loser.

  • News

    Deals and delays for Dixie

    Ranchers delay a Forest Service-ordered cutback in grazing on Boulder Mountain, claiming the agency falsified data.

  • News

    Bad luck for New World mine

    Developers of the proposed New World gold mine on the edge of Yellowstone Park are ordered by a federal judge to clean up old waste from the site before getting necessary permits.

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