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No more ignoring the obvious: Idaho sucks itself dry February 20, 1995

No more ignoring the obvious: Idaho sucks itself dry

Overpumping has drained Idaho's Snake River aquifer until rivers like the Big Lost run dry.

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The wolves are back, big time February 06, 1995

The wolves are back, big time

The first wolves return to Yellowstone amid much fanfare and mixed reactions.

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What a long strange trip it's been January 23, 1995

What a long strange trip it's been

Denver International Airport may become a giant boondoggle.

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Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town December 26, 1994

Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town

Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.

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Shrink to fit December 12, 1994

Shrink to fit

The National Park Service may be downsized and reorganized.

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Beauty eludes the beast November 28, 1994

Beauty eludes the beast

An unusual consensus may stave off industrial tourism in Washington's Methow Valley.

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Land grant universities November 14, 1994

Land grant universities

The most important institutions in the West enter a critical period.

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Water for the taking October 31, 1994

Water for the taking

As some irrigators get loose with the law, Oregon's Umatilla River is being depleted.

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As elections near, green hopes wilt October 17, 1994

As elections near, green hopes wilt

Environmentalists face upcoming elections with some anxiety.

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Subdividing the desert: Should there be a vote? October 03, 1994

Subdividing the desert: Should there be a vote?

Tucson activists fight development of the desert's ironwood forest.

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Flame and blame in the Northwest September 19, 1994

Flame and blame in the Northwest

Timber companies are eager to log the West's still-smoldering forests.

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Can planning rein in a stampede? September 05, 1994

Can planning rein in a stampede?

The uncontrolled growth of Western states makes planning essential.

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Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly August 22, 1994

Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly

The deaths of two hikers in Utah raise legal and ethical questions about risk and responsibility.

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Glitz and growth take a major hit in Santa Fe August 08, 1994

Glitz and growth take a major hit in Santa Fe

Newly elected Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo promises progressive, populist changes.

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'Unranchers' reach for West's state lands July 25, 1994

'Unranchers' reach for West's state lands

Conservationists discover state lands and bid against ranchers to lease them.

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Home, home on the range ... where neo-Nazis and skinheads roam June 27, 1994

Home, home on the range ... where neo-Nazis and skinheads roam

Montana Human Rights Network and attorney general's office fight against increasing influence and influx of radical right hate groups.

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A doomed species? June 13, 1994

A doomed species?

While experts disagree and timber industry pooh-poohs, spotted owl may lose its long fight for survival.

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Can mining come clean? May 30, 1994

Can mining come clean?

Kennecott Copper wants to clean up Bingham Canyon copper mine on its own, while Environmental Protection Agency wants to make it a Superfund site.

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Babbitt is trying to nationalize the BLM May 16, 1994

Babbitt is trying to nationalize the BLM

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt discusses at the first-ever BLM summit plans to revolutionize the BLM.

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A struggle for the last grass May 02, 1994

A struggle for the last grass

Gila Watch's Susan Schock leads fight against Diamond Bar grazing allotment.

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The salmon win one April 18, 1994

The salmon win one

A court ruling calls for major reevaluation of Columbia and Snake river dams.

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Who speaks for the Colorado Plateau? April 04, 1994

Who speaks for the Colorado Plateau?

Grand Canyon Trust uses non-confrontational style to help shape future of the Southwest's Colorado Plateau.

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On the borderline March 21, 1994

On the borderline

United States, Mexico and Tohono O'odham Indians work to preserve the Sonoran Desert.

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Pay as you waste, says EPA March 07, 1994

Pay as you waste, says EPA

New landfill regulations force counties to be more creative with their trash.

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Draining the budget to desalt the Colorado February 21, 1994

Draining the budget to desalt the Colorado

Yuma Desalting Plant is boondoggle of the decade.

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