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  • Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    Filling empty pages: A review of When Women Were Birds

    In her latest memoir, When Women Were Birds, writer Terry Tempest Williams tries to solve the mystery of the cloth-bound journals her dying mother left her -- all of them completely blank.

  • Elouise Cobell, rest in peace

    Elouise Cobell, rest in peace

    Elouise Cobell, who fought to bring justice to American Indians defrauded by the federal government, will be remembered as a great Blackfeet warrior.

  • Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.

  • The sign maker

    The sign maker

    The wooden signs Phil Garfoot made still offer directions to his friends, even after his death.

  • A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    The uranium mill proposed for western Colorado will have harmful effects on the health and environment of the entire region.

  • A contaminated history unearthed

    A contaminated history unearthed

    Investigative reporter Judy Pasternak describes uranium's effects on the Navajo Nation in Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed.

  • Solace among the Crazies

    Solace among the Crazies

    A hike in Montana's Crazy Mountains eases the pain and worry of cancer treatments.

  • An activist

    Nellie Sandoval, the mother of scientist Stefanie Raymond-Whish, has become an outspoken activist as a result of her own struggle with breast cancer.

  • An EPA staffer fights to the end

    Laura Paskus pays homage to former EPA employee Brad Crowder, now dying of cancer, who risked his career to be a whistleblower.

  • Red Feather builds homes and communities

    The nonprofit Red Feather Development Group recruits volunteers like Zan Wannemuehler to help build straw-bale homes on Indian reservations.

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