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  • Evidence For wilderness, look to a wasteland

    For wilderness, look to a wasteland

    A map shows some of the largest sites managed by the departments of Defense and Energy in the West, and their ecological value.

  • Evidence Balancing act

    Balancing act

    A look at how Western state governments are managing their budget shortfalls.

  • Evidence Ewe-haul


    Over the last century, Wyoming has transplanted hundreds of bighorn sheep, both in-state and out, to buoy struggling herds.

  • Evidence

    The incredible journey

    A toilet was among the artifacts the Trash Track project followed across the country from original owner to final destination in a landfill.

  • Evidence One long haul

    One long haul

    Huge trains have begun hauling uranium tailings from a site near Moab, Utah, to a repository 30 miles away in Crescent Junction.

  • Evidence Urban oilscape

    Urban oilscape

    Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.

  • Evidence Food for thought

    Food for thought

    With the economy lagging, Westerners are using food stamps to fill up pantries for Christmas.

  • Evidence The hunt is on

    The hunt is on

    Despite protests, wolf hunts go forward in Idaho and Montana.

  • Evidence Metalpalooza '09

    Metalpalooza '09

    Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.

  • Evidence Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?

    Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?

    The Bureau of Land Management used a large number of "categorical exclusions" to streamline permitting for oil and gas development.

  • Evidence The good seats don't come cheap

    The good seats don't come cheap

    Sixteen Westerners are among the 50 richest members of Congress today.

  • Evidence Peril in the parks

    Peril in the parks

    Search and rescue operations in Western national parks are often provoked by the mishaps of young men unprepared for their adventures.

  • Evidence


    Firefighters are dying for different reasons as wildfires in the West become more extreme.

  • Evidence Chilling forecast

    Chilling forecast

    Warming temperatures may put an end to the stone fruit and nut harvest in California's Central Valley.

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