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Dust to Dust June 22, 2015

Dust to Dust

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Why the rare earths industry is about to bust in the American West, fracking-induced earthquakes, revival of a Montana mining town, and the sage grouse two-step. Cover image: Massimo Brega/The Lighthouse/Science Source

Tree of Life June 08, 2015

Tree of Life

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How genetic research on common species could be the key to saving the greatest number of plants and animals. Also, a bull trout comeback, innovations in agricultural water leasing and an ode to morel hunting. Cover Image: Original illustration by Bryce Gladfelter.

Monument Man May 25, 2015

Monument Man

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A profile of Washington, DC, insider John Podesta, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and a contentious diversion on the Gila River.

The Wetland Wars May 11, 2015

The Wetland Wars

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Environmentalists battle to save urban wetlands in Los Angeles, an obscure legal provision becomes a new Sagebrush Rebellion tactic, and labor victories in Western cities.

Lost frontier April 27, 2015

Lost frontier

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Tucson rainwater revolution, the Bakken boom closes in on a national park, a look at the West’s drought, and more.

Strangers in a Strange Land April 10, 2015

Strangers in a Strange Land

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Strangers in a strange land: the HCN annual travel issue. Cover image: A giant aluminum alien stands outside the Alien Research Center along Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway, by Finnish tourist Teemu Tuuloskorpi.

Wild Ride March 16, 2015

Wild Ride

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Lessons from the fossil fuel boom and bust in New Mexico, rock snot stream ecology, water delivery in rural Navajo communities and more.