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  • A law born from the ashes

    In George W. Bush’s Healthy Forests: Reframing the Environmental Debate, authors Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna Cortner demonstrate that under Bush, "there has been a rollback of environmental standards and regulations."

  • Eco-terrorism and the Trial of the Century

    The upcoming trial of 11 alleged "eco-terrorists" may not be the Trial of the Century, but it reminds the writer, a longtime activist, of the Boston Tea Party

  • National Fire Plan vs. the Healthy Forests rule changes

    The National Fire Plan, the Healthy Forests Initiative and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act are explained and compared

  • Slim margins

    Loggers say forest-restoration work, which involves the thinning and cutting of small, skinny trees, doesn’t bring in much money

  • City makes desperate bid for watershed

    Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., try unsuccessfully to bid on oil and gas leases to protect their water supply from contamination by drilling

  • Enviros wary of 'Nevada-style' wilderness bill

    A controversial proposed wilderness bill for Utah’s Washington County includes utility corridors, motorized-vehicle trails, and public-land sales designed to accommodate urban growth

  • High Country Zoo Special Edition - Apr. 1

    A special April 1st issue of High Country Zoo contains stories about the Bureau of Land Ravagement and National Park Circus, as well as reviews of best-sellers like Memoirs of a Grazer.

  • Dear friends

    Jonathan Thompson wins awards for Silverton paper; visitors; Luna Leopold dies; clarification; corrections

  • Resurrecting J. Thomas

    The crumbling remains of a man named J. Thomas have a story to tell about life and death in the northern Colorado in the 1870s

  • Here come Clinton and Gore

    Back in 1997, President Clinton and Vice President Gore came to Lake Tahoe for a summit on the lake's environment and development.

  • Planning under the gun: Cleaning up Lake Tahoe proves to be a dirty business

    Is the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency going to clean up beleaguered Lake Tahoe and its surroundings - or simply drive a wedge between the elite and the working class in the community?

  • Tinkering with Nature

    Predator control may have a small place in saving endangered species, but it makes a lot more sense to bring back an ecosystem’s keystone species – as can be seen in Yellowstone, since wolves have returned

  • Of feral dogs, and feral Westerners

    Westerners like to romanticize our wide-open spaces and wild wolves, but in rural areas, our real mascot is the ubiquitous feral dog

  • Searching for the true causes of the West’s fire problems

    Pepper Trail, a wildlife biologist in Oregon, says that this is not the time to log our way out of wildfire threats in the West.

  • What does a $155 million house reveal about us?

    Alan Kesselheim has been thinking about a spec house that will be bigger than his town’s library.

  • Where the rubber leaves the road

    Colorado's new off-road vehicle bill expands enforcement

  • Dems reach out to Native Americans

    Presidential candidates promise hopeful future out of "tragic past"

  • Slideshow: Crossing the ‘Berlin Wall’ for wildlife

    The bridge, now in the design phase, would be Colorado’s first, but construction depends on securing the $4 million-$8 million needed for the project.

  • Contaminated water can't stop Californiasprawl

    Perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel, has been found in drinking water wells, but that won’t stop the development of West Creek, a planned community northeast of Los Angeles

  • To Save the Wild Bison

    In To Save the Wild Bison, Mary Ann Franke traces the controversial history of Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herd

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