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  • After the Floods

    After the Floods

    The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.

  • The Lost Art of Listening

    The Lost Art of Listening

    Can the Arapaho language be saved from extinction?

  • Roadless-less

    Roadless-less

    Judge Clarence Brimmer is determined to bring down Clinton's roadless forest rule, which has been mired in lawsuits ever since its controversial birth.

  • Refugees unsettle the West

    Refugees unsettle the West

    In Greeley, Colorado, a meatpacking plant observes Muslim traditions such as Ramadan while multicultural refugees adapt to the West's very different landscape and culture.

  • Silenced Springs?

    Silenced Springs?

    Rare and tiny spring-dwelling creatures are threatened by everything from invasive species to Las Vegas' plan to pump groundwater from a rural part of Nevada.

  • Living on Glacial Time

    Living on Glacial Time

    Climate change is altering the lands we call home in ways we'd never imagined.

  • Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35

    Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35

    A writer looks into the history of the people who lived on the Colorado mesa she now calls home.

  • The dark side of dairies

    The dark side of dairies

    A combination of lax laws and poor oversight leaves dairy workers vulnerable to exploitation and on-the-job dangers.

  • From Corn to Cabernet

    From Corn to Cabernet

    A burgeoning wine industry could provide a welcome economic boost to Colorado's Western Slope.

  • The Most Cooked-Up Catch

    The Most Cooked-Up Catch

    Saving fisheries -- and taking the edge off the dangerous derby of the sea.

  • Taking control of the machine

    Taking control of the machine

    Loggers and environmental activists are determined to restore Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, with or without the help of the Forest Service.

  • The Renewable Energy Landscape

    The Renewable Energy Landscape

    Maps, charts and text locate the nation's major renewable energy resources and some big projects on Western public land.

  • Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Vaclav Smil is a historian who exemplifies Vulcan-style logic and skepticism when it comes to easy solutions to energy problems.

  • From Pickups to PV

    From Pickups to PV

    Utility brings solar power to far-flung Navajos

  • Thinking Past the Moment

    Thinking Past the Moment

    The Sierra Club's Carl Zichella discusses the balancing act involved in finding the best -- and least environmentally sensitive -- places to put big renewable energy projects

  • And you think times are tough

    And you think times are tough

    The articles in old American Heritage magazines remind one that life in the West used to be much harder than it is.

  • Growing Away from Big Coal

    Growing Away from Big Coal

    In Colorado and New Mexico, some rural electric cooperatives are quietly fighting to get more of their power from local and renewable sources.

  • Let's Get Small

    Let's Get Small

    Can 'hamster power' -- distributed generation and small-scale renewable energy projects -- save the West, and the world?

  • Volunteers work to slow down kitten killing

    Volunteers work to slow down kitten killing

    If people would spay and neuter their pets, animal shelter volunteers would not have to euthanize kittens every spring.

  • Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    In California, grassroots activists work to restore damaged East Bay waterways and the impoverished communities that surround them.

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