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  • Regional wilderness bill gets a hearing

    Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), which would establish wilderness in five Western states, has little chance of passing.

  • Colorado told to stop stealing water

    Judge rules Colorado has been stealing Arkansas River water from Kansas for 45 years.

  • So much for badges

    Department of Energy says measurement of radiation to workers was faulty.

  • Debt for nature swap

    Conservationists try to save old-growth redwood grove by having government take it for Maxxam's savings and loan debt.

  • Fear of research

    Forest Service caves in to loggers protesting University of Washington study of old growth canopy.

  • Tourists and tailings in Utah

    Blanding, Utah, government wants no bypass of their town in transporting of radioactive uranium tailings by Department of Energy.

  • Decision kills a dam

    Supreme Court ruling on water quantity nixes dams, but may help steelhead trout and salmon.

  • Cougars and caribou

    Cougars identified as major factor in endangered caribou deaths.

  • Outdoor groups fight camping limits

    Outdoor schools fight Canyonlands use-limits proposal.

  • Return of the rustlers

    Cattle rustling apparently on the increase, Wyoming State Livestock Board says.

  • In Wyoming, wildlife is public

    Wild animals on private propterty not owned by landowners, judge affirms.

  • Here come Rainbows

    Big Piney residents calm about Rainbow influx.

  • BLM reversed on grazing permit transfer

    In Oregon, 500,000 acres of public grazing land in limbo after Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals overturns BLM decision to transfer permits to new MC Ranch owners.

  • The West's grazing war grinds on

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's grazing reform compromise opposed by ranchers all over the West; but Babbitt, with some Congressional and gubernatorial support, may stand firm.

  • Elk ranchers escape from Colorado's Division of Wildlife

    Colorado Division of Wildlife says new law won't provide adequate protection against cross-breeding between domesticated and wild elk herds.

  • Lepidopterist poaching ring netted

    Endangered butterfly poachers caught and face trial in October.

  • Mount Graham fight continues

    Environmentalists and Apaches fight University of Arizona over site for Mount Graham telescope.

  • Navajo-Hopi land compromise is near

    Navajo and Hopi tribes may reach a compromise in battle over rights to desert lands.

  • Coming up dry

    Environmentalists are infuriated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife's statement it can't protect bull trout for lack of money.

  • Silent swans in Yellowstone

    Population of trumpeter swans in Yellowstone National Park down due to competition from other birds.

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