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A special issue on Arizona and New Mexico, with articles on nuclear waste disposal, coal mining in the Bisti Badlands, erosion of Grand Canyon beaches, and the Central Arizona Project.Browse issue
Widespread use of political action committees, a relatively new phenomenon on the American political scene, is driving politics in many Western states.Browse issue
A special issue on the identity of the Rocky Mountains, with articles on regional politics, watersheds and bioregions, a closeup on Yellowstone National Park, and more.Browse issue
A special issue on the MX Missile, Washington's WPPSS, nuclear war and nuclear waste.Browse issue
Whitewater enthusiasts who ignore the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits floating across private land are guilty of third degree criminal trespass.Browse issue
The Reagan administration has sent Congress a list of rivers it recommends for inclusion in the Nation Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the first time in four years that any rivers outside of Alaska have been recommended.Browse issue
A Bureau of Reclamation wind turbine demonstration project in Wyoming may show the future promise of wind power.Browse issue
A special issue on Rocky Mountain politics, including a review of the West's congressional delegates, a state-by-state summary of political issues, and more.Browse issue
An HCN exclusive interview with Interior Secretary James Watt during a visit to Lander, Wyo.Browse issue
Acid rain, which could be exacerbated by oil and gas development, is harming lakes in Colorado and elsewhere in the West.Browse issue
The Bureau of Land Management is again processing homestead applications authorized by the Desert Land Act, which has long been used to claim marginal farmland in Idaho.Browse issue
Wildlife killed by poisonous hydrogen sulfide-laden "sour gas" leaking from a natural gas well raises concerns about future oil and gas drilling in Wyoming.Browse issue
Outside Meeteetse, Wyo., the debate has shifted from whether black-footed ferrets exist to how to ensure their survival.Browse issue
A special issue with articles on Reagan's energy policies, the Montana's National Center for Appropriate Technology, and solar power.Browse issue
The water bill passed by Wyoming's 1982 Legislature is being criticized by environmental groups, who say it lacks comprehensive, long-term water planning.Browse issue
As the Midwest demands Western coal, the West eyes the Midwest's bountiful water, brewing lively political rhetoric and difficult questions in the Midwest.Browse issue
A special issue on boom and bust in Wyoming, with articles on troubled ranch subsidies, transport of hazardous materials, and construction of a giant coal-fired power plant.Browse issue
Coyotes continue to survive and adapt, despite decades of efforts to exterminate them.Browse issue
It's been five years since Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act requiring coal companies to reclaim strip-mines, but the science and methods of reclamation are still being developed.Browse issue
A special issue on agriculture, with articles on agriculture economics, soil erosion and the secrecy surrounding the use of pesticides in Rocky Mountain states.Browse issue
Despite becoming the bustling hub of the West's energy boom, Denver is tied to an outside business elite, and remains a secondary center of power whose major role consists of dominating more exploited regions of the interior.Browse issue
Environmentalists oppose bills, supported by snowmobiling and timber interests, that would establish more wilderness in Montana and Wyoming.Browse issue
Forest managers are responding to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which is killing trees across the Rocky Mountain region, with an environmentally-based method called "integrated pest management."Browse issue
A special issue on Utah, with articles on a proposed nuclear waste disposal facility near Canyonlands National Park, illegal workers, a controversial land swap, and Utah Governor Scott Matheson.Browse issue
Questionable hunting practices on the Wind River Indian Reservation raise issues about tribal autonomy and wildlife management.Browse issue
- Thomas Arvensis on How do we define climate pollution's cost to society?
- Gene Sengstake on Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
- Rich Jordan on Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
- Patrick Johnston on Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
- Tom Darnell on Four charts that show how public land is good for rural areas