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  • Tales of Colorado's high-elevation tailings

    In Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town, Gillian Klucas describes the history and the current environmental and economic struggles of the old mining town of Leadville, Colo.

  • Congress touts 'green energy,' but bill is black and blue

    The House of Representatives passes an energy bill with even more industrial pork than the Bush administration requested.

  • Ski areas' 'green' image not backed by action

    Two researchers say that the "Sustainable Slopes" program, touted by the National Ski Areas Association as a sign of the industry’s environmental responsibility, is little more than "greenwashing"

  • 'Safe dose' of rocket fuel now larger

    Following a controversial study, the Environmental Protection Agency decides to raise the drinking water standards for perchlorate to a dosage environmentalists say is dangerously high

  • Follow-up

    Court orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department to comply with Endangered Species Act; Office of Inspector General finds EPA’s new mercury emissions standard to be "compromised"; J. Steven Griles leaves Interior Department for lobbyist job

  • Follow-up

    Greater sage grouse will not be listed under Endangered Species Act; cleanup of Nevada’s Yerington Mine is turned over to the EPA; wilderness supporters plan to reintroduce bills in new Congress

  • Follow-up

    Judge puts stay on initiative to keep more nuclear waste from coming to Hanford Nuclear Reservation; Phoenix Mine expansion approved in Nevada; Western governors discuss reforming Endangered Species Act

  • Follow-up

    EPA plans to streamline pesticide registration; Los Angeles puts the brakes on superstores; El Paso Corp. pushes to drill New Mexico’s Valle Vidal; and black-tailed prairie dog no longer a candidate for endangered species list

  • Toxic chemical creeping toward Colorado River

    Chromium 6 is moving from the California desert toward the Colorado River, and officials fear it might contaminate the drinking water supply of 20 million people

  • Asbestos beyond Libby city limits

    In their new book, An Air That Kills, reporters Andrew Schneider and David McCumber tell the shocking story of how asbestos poisoned Libby, Mont., and continues to harm the nation

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