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Mapping Earth's hidden water
Mapping Earth's hidden water
A new NASA satellite will measure the planet's soil moisture.
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
The right to burn versus the right to breathe.
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Study says jackrabbits, not bison, are cattle's main competitors in the Henry Mountains.
Food stamps and me
Food stamps and me
Unlocking digital tools in Indian Country to build a new economy
Unlocking digital tools in Indian Country to build a new economy
Tribes need to invest in their young people -- and in technology
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
2011's huge wildfires and what they portend. Spoiler: More dead trees.
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Rare subspecies barely hangs on in the Southwest.
Agriculture needs to back up
Agriculture needs to back up
Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars
Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars
Faced with federal subsidy cuts, counties are chopping services and clamoring for logging money
Give the fossil fuel industry free rein!
Environmental lawsuits found to have “limited” effect on national rulemaking
Environmental lawsuits found to have “limited” effect on national rulemaking
Government Accountability Office issues report after congressional request.
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Pipeline safety regulation hasn't changed much since the last spill.
Critical mule deer research relies on fundraising
Critical mule deer research relies on fundraising
Scientists raise money to study effects of drought, development and migration.
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Do the benefits of barge traffic outweigh the cost of dams?
KDNK speaks with HCN correspondent Ben Goldfarb
KDNK speaks with HCN correspondent Ben Goldfarb
Can considering the financial value of an ecosystem help save it?
Research seeks reasons for demise of mule deer
Research seeks reasons for demise of mule deer
Across Wyoming, herds are down by a third
Charlie Hebdo has the last laugh
Charlie Hebdo has the last laugh
A cartoonist tells us why mockery wins
Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
State battles Wind River tribes over expanded reservation and greater stake in energy management.
A Hot Day’s Night
A Hot Day’s Night
New fiction from the author of 'The Windup Girl.'
Should we put a price on nature?
Should we put a price on nature?
A nuanced look at ecosystem services.