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  • Buying time against the energy assault

    Bidding on oil and gas leases for conservation purposes in places like Delta County, Colo., could prove to be a risky strategy, some environmentalists warn

  • Throwing out the dishwater

    In order to remain aware of the amount of water she uses in her dry climate, the author collects her dishwater daily, and pours it on her compost pile

  • Making rivers work

    Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature, by Sandra Postel and Brian Richter is deceptively wonky-looking, but sparkles. It drives home the necessity of reconsidering the ways we manage water, and is full of good ideas

  • Wrecking homes for open space: Philanthropist Jennifer Speers

    Jennifer Speers, a Salt Lake city resident with a legacy from her great-grandfather of stopping development along the Palisades in New York and New Jersey and a strong bent toward conservation, buys the Rio Colorado property, and pulls down Moab developer

  • Watt turns history on its head

    Former Interior Secretary James Watt still sees himself as a victim of environmental "selfish interest groups," conveniently forgetting that he fought against popular conservation laws on behalf of powerful corporations

  • The West loses a conservation elder

    Mardy Murie, who died in October at the age of 101, is remembered as the grande dame of conservation, one of the people who helped inspire the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • Agriculture’s wild side

    In Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches, Daniel Imhoff discusses what’s wrong with industrialized agriculture and offers suggestions on how to fix it.

  • Gas, the clean energy?

    Americans need to acknowledge all the costs of oil and gas drilling before we blithely flip the light switch or start the car

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