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  • The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide

    The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide

    California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.

  • Why would a federal agency trash its libraries?

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s quiet efforts to dismantle its own technical libraries are likely to hamstring scientific research – and freedom of thought – across the nation, Jeff Ruch warns.

  • With liberty, justice, and locally produced food for all

    In Fields That Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food, Jenny Kurzweil illustrates how agricultural injustices can be combated by purchasing food from socially conscious local producers

  • Follow-up

    Gale Norton blasts environmentalists; California farmworkers sprayed with pesticides; ranchers have to keep paying beef checkoffs

  • Skiing, or wheeling and dealing?

    Ski resorts become a tool for real estate speculation and development across the West.

  • A chemical cocktail pollutes Western water

    A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater

  • Bees don't grow on trees

    Honeybees are in trouble, and so are the farmers who depend on them for pollination, especially in California’s almond orchards

  • Communities search for a safer way to kill mosquitoes

    In Colorado and elsewhere in the West, the fear of West Nile Virus brings the controversy about spraying pesticides to a boil

  • Wanted: Leak-proof dumps

    Because arid Wyoming built landfills without liners, at least 21 of the state’s dumps are now leaking dangerous chemicals into groundwater

  • Dear friends

    Wallace Stegner Center celebrates 40th birthday of Wilderness Act; Casper Star-Tribune’s Charles Levendosky dies; visitors Stanley Dodson, Dorothy Kehmeier, Jim Low; correction on Pahreah townsite photos

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