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The Gila Bend Photon Club May 28, 2012

The Gila Bend Photon Club

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Gila Bend, Arizona: Crumbling remnant of the Old West or the perfect place for utility-scale solar to finally take off?; also, selenium's problems, hunter-run Super PACS, do conservation-minded subdivisions work?; voluntary endangered species conservation agreements, and more

The sediment dumps of L.A. May 14, 2012

The sediment dumps of L.A.

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When Camron Stone realized that a nearby riparian forest was about to be bulldozed by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, he tried to fight back. Also, the skinny on land grabs by state lawmakers, turning diesel into fertilizer, new science of beetle kill and wildfires, and more

A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation April 30, 2012

A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

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In Northwest Mexico, rancher Carlos Robles Elías works hard to make his Rancho El Aribabi into an oasis of biodiversity, despite the challenges of a sagging economy and rampant drug cartel violence. Also, Arizona's clean elections law, tackling gangs with Steinbeck, balancing fish and farms, and more.

The Other Bakken Boom April 16, 2012

The Other Bakken Boom

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North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes are struggling with living in the heart of the Bakken Formation, North Dakota’s gigantic oil play; an "all of the above" renewable bill; extreme cartography; how Peter Gleick's fall hurts California water policy, and more.

Water Warrior March 19, 2012

Water Warrior

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Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what. Also, sodbusting farmers plow up the Northern Plains prairie, saving a rare Oregon ponderosa pine, healing art on the Navajo Nation, finding the Old Spanish Trail, and more.

The Zombies of Teton County March 05, 2012

The Zombies of Teton County

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Dead and half-dead subdivisions plague the West, especially in Teton County, Idaho, where locals are trying to deal with the unforeseen impacts of the real estate bust.

How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords February 20, 2012

How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

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If you want to understand why Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others at a Tucson Safeway in 2011, look to Arizona’s soulless culture and vitriolic politics. Also, ground truthing Obama's praise of natural gas, ecosystem services of water-cleaning forests, an environmental warrior still going strong at 95, and more.