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  • The Guymas Chronicles

    The Guaymas Chronicles by archaeologist David E. Stuart is a funny and touching memoir of the time he spent in Mexico in the early 1970s

  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • Climate model may help farmers know what to grow

    A high-tech climate model will give farmers in Washington’s Yakima Valley a kind of crystal ball for predicting weather, choosing which crops to plant, and dealing with drought and global warming

  • 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

  • So, you want to be a dendrochronologist?

    The art of counting tree rings requires a lot of patience, strong legs, and a love of statistical gymnastics

  • Conscientious Objectors

    Under increasing political pressure from the Bush administration and its appointees, agency scientists find it difficult to keep both their jobs and their integrity

  • Can't we all just get along

    A new report, Making the Most of Science in the American West: An Experiment, aims at teaching Westerners to work with scientists to avoid environmental conflicts, according to co-author Patricia Nelson Limerick

  • Getting under the desert’s skin: Biologist Jayne Belnap

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