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  • Nothing out there can be a very good thing

    Julianne Couch surveys the vastness of Wyoming’s Adobe Town badlands and hopes that oil and gas drilling does not invade its beautiful emptiness.

  • Where the Antelope (and the Oil Companies) Play

    In Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin, a natural gas boom is threatening pronghorn antelope and other wildlife, and some Pinedale-area residents are beginning to fight back

  • 'Let's get it resolved'

    Environmentalist-turned-zoning-consultant Ron Asta describes his journey through Tucson's land-use politics.

  • Selling sizzle and steak

    Planner David Taylor says the issue of sprawl is complex and has deep roots.

  • The roll call of sprawl

    Statistics show the frightening pace of growth in the Tucson area.

  • 'People have a voice'

    Environmental activist Gayle Hartmann talks about the long struggle to keep development under control.

  • 'The party is over'

    Tucscon residents Doug and Christina McVie describe the developers' assault on desert.

  • 'It was God's country'

    Resident Dee Dee Arnaud remembers the Tucson of her childhood and mourns the changes she has found on her return.

  • Environmentalists are "doing nothing'

    Real estate broker Bill Arnold says environmentalists are not helping Tucson.

  • Wild Wyoming under siege

    Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Thomas McGuane’s lonely freaks

    The powerful short stories in Thomas McGuane’s Gallatin Canyon prove him to be the New West’s answer to Flannery O’Connor.

  • A difference of opinion over numbers

    BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.

  • Private rights vs. public lands: Thousands of inholdings create conflicts inside federal lands

    A ranching family's desire to develop a road to an inholding in Arizona's Arrastra Mounain Wilderness is a microcosm of the huge and unwieldy problem of inholdings on public lands throughout the West.

  • Forest Service acts to preserve 'the Front'

    Lewis and Clark National Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora decides against allowing oil and gas leasing in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

  • Era of the sage grouse is coming to an end

    Tom Bell writes of his 70-year fascination with sage grouse, now on decline.

  • Sportsmen for Bush: Wise up!

    Ted Williams says that if sportsmen bothered to read, they’d be shocked at what the Bush administration is doing to wildlife

  • The biggest environmental issue is staring us in the face

    Tom Bell says we’d better connect the dots that reveal global warming.

  • The Supreme Court takes pot shots at each other over wetlands

    A Nebraska law professor says the Supreme Court took potshots at each other while trying to gut wetlands protection

  • Can wildlife weather the gas boom?

    Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham

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