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  • Residents of Montana's High Plains are angry - but not at the real threats

    Residents of Montana's High Plains are angry - but not at the real threats

    Though climate change and the economy are the issues threatening their livelihoods, many of the High Plains people are angry at almost everything else.

  • It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    It may be High Noon for tumbleweed

    The tumbleweed may seem like a Western icon, but actually it's an invasive nuisance that scientists are struggling to control.

  • The birds and the bee(tle)s

    The birds and the bee(tle)s

    A controversial tamarisk control program is shut down over worries that it threatens rare southwestern willow flycatchers.

  • Bring in the cows

    Bring in the cows

    Ecological consultant Stuart Weiss believes that carefully managed grazing could help save a rare California butterfly from extinction.

  • Beetle Warfare

    Scientists unleash a new weapon in the fight against invasive tamarisk – a tiny exotic beetle from Kazakhstan.

  • The Weed-wackers

    Botanist Sue Rutman has had surprising success just yanking up buffelgrass, but herbicides remain the first line of defense

  • Fire: Friend and foe

    Recent Western fires have cleared the stage for the rampant growth of highly flammable exotic plants such as cheatgrass and the buffelgrass now invading the Sonoran Desert

  • Bonfire of the Superweeds

    In Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, good intentions are responsible for the introduction of exotic buffelgrass – but all the good intentions in the world may not be enough to save the desert now that this invasive and fire-prone plant is spreading

  • A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

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