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  • Phoenix Falling?

    Craig Childs lifts the rug of modern-day Phoenix, Ariz., to examine the remnants of the civilization that preceded it – the Hohokam people, who also built a great city in the middle of the desert, and flourished until the day they ran out of water.

  • Harvesting the sky

    Thirsty Santa Fe, N.M., considers an innovative law requiring all new buildings to install rainwater-harvesting systems.

  • Picture a town that celebrates its old businesses

    Linda Hasselstrom muses sadly over the closing of a 118-year-old drugstore in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Condemned

    In Idaho and Wyoming, old eminent domain laws allow private entities to condemn landowners’ property – as Peter and Judy Riede discovered when J.R. Simplot Co. announced plans to expand its phosphate mine and build a road across their ranch.

  • Is the great federal land debate over?

    Two trends are almost as dangerous as the idea of directly selling off the public lands: land transfers done in the name of economic development, and the outsourcing of jobs in the federal land-management agencies.

  • Unpaved with good intentions

    A new breed of land trusts seeks not merely to preserve undeveloped landscape, but to keep it in agricultural use – particularly in organic farming.

  • Is It or Isn’t It (Just Another Mouse)?

    As scientists clash over the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse's biological categorization, the complexity of endangered species science steps into the light

  • 'I call (regulations) land stealing ...'

    Dorothy English weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • 'I hope other states don't do this ...'

    Renee Ross weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

  • 'Great recreation value ... and great economic value...'

    Jim Miller weighs in on the pros – and cons – of Oregon’s Measure 37

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