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Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Theo Colborn uncovered effects of chemicals, like those used in fracking, on the human body.
When Christmas was all about hard times and a little frolicking
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
Researchers are sifting through the impacts of last spring’s release.
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
Industry and environmentalists compromised on the embattled Colorado mesa.
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
How Native Americans have shaped the year's biggest environmental debates
And how lawmakers can improve their record next year.
What I learned from 30 years with the Forest Service
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
Enough is enough at the Glen Canyon Recreation Area
Killings by cops are much more common in Western states
Killings by cops are much more common in Western states
Arrest-related death rates are highest in New Mexico, with Nevada and Oregon close behind.
Vigiling with Dad
Vigiling with Dad
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Key findings from a new environmental analysis.
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Oregon is successfully capturing runoff to underground storage.
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
A new study suggests that estimates for U.S. supplies may be vastly overstated.
Cities look to farms for help in Colorado River drought
Cities look to farms for help in Colorado River drought
West’s biggest water agencies finalize a major agreement to boost Lake Mead levels.
Is Las Vegas betting the Colorado River will go dry?
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Forest Service seized more than 100,000 plants on public lands.
Alaska’s energy labs
Alaska’s energy labs
Hybrid technologies help distribute power in isolated communities.