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  • INNOVATE, Part I

    INNOVATE, Part I

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Bush administration finally acknowledges reality of global warming; Montana politics; Yucca Mountain 8,000-page application turned in; J.R. Simplot dies; Telluride wins fight over open space.

  • The West’s wacky weather

    The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring, with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at the same time.

  • Climate Revolutionary

    Law professor Mary C. Wood wants to use “atmospheric trust litigation” to tackle global warming in the courts.

  • Staying put

    These days, Ana Maria Spagna travels only in her imagination, as she and her partner, Laurie, stay home and care for their elderly, dying and much-loved cat, Daisy.

  • Two weeks in the West

    HCN looks at the various problems of Western wildlife, including Northern Rockies wolves, porcupines, fishers, pikas, and more; and Rocky Mountain National Park tests elk for chronic wasting disease and also gives out birth control.

  • Wyoming hits a green roadblock

    Bill Sniffin says the state called the “Saudi Arabia of coal” may find its product less desirable in the face of global warming.

  • Two weeks in the West

    EPA stymies California’s attempt to cut tailpipe emissions; the West is growing but not sure where its next meal or drink of water will come from; increasing amounts of ammonium – and guns – in the parks; avalanche fatalities are up.

  • Seeing the light in 2008

    Matt Jenkins wants to help save the world – and its ski slopes – one compact fluorescent light at a time.

  • You can’t stop nature

    Pepper Trail warns us that we continue to tinker with nature at our peril.

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