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  • No driving in Zion?

    Tourists in Zion National Park may have to park their cars and take a bus if a National Park Service plan is approved.

  • Nevada mine wants to grow

    The Independence Mining Co. says the 1872 Mining Law entitles it to double the size of its gold mine north of Elko.

  • Little support for public-land ranchers

    A public opinion poll shows widespread disapproval of current range policies.

  • Struggling species in Colorado

    The Colorado Division of Wildlife adds the boreal toad and the Rio Grande sucker to the endangered list, and the Mexican spotted owl to the threatened list.

  • Sierra Club to back big wildlands bill

    The Sierra Club joins the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in backing the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.

  • BPA proposes a fish trust

    Rep. Pete DeFazio wants the Bonneville Power Administration to turn over its salmon restoration program to a more wildlife-oriented agency.

  • Agency makes it harder to steal trees

    Forest Service Chief Dale Robertson creates an independent law-enforcement branch.

  • Methane creates an explosive situation in Colorado

    Residents of methane-polluted residential areas blame the problem on natural gas companies.

  • The missing lynx

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to launch a multistate search for the rare lynx.

  • The bottom line on pollution

    Protesters moon a coal-fired narrow-gauge train to protest pollution.

  • Andrus' suit gains support

    A coalition of environmentalists and business owners support Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus' suit to hold dam operators responsible for killing salmon.

  • Use-it-or-lose-it dam draws fire

    Wyoming tries to revive the Sandstone Dam project in order to reserve the state's Colorado River water rights.

  • Red sandstone and black lace

    An artist wants to string 10,000 bras across the Grand Canyon.

  • Mid-Continent mine dispute continues

    The federal Office of Surface Mining says Colorado underestimated the cost and extent of reclaiming the Mid-Continent mine site near Redstone, Colo.

  • Crisis for tribal sawmill

    The Navajo Nation's logging company is bankrupt and the forestry program is in trouble according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • Barbee must apply for his job

    Bruce Babbitt elevates the rank of superintendent for several national parks.

  • Wyoming beats around the bush

    A Wyoming law relaxing mined land reclamation standards could cost the state federal funding and regulatory authority.

  • Newspaper series unsettles the Northwest

    The "Spokesman-Review' publishes a series about Forest Service mismanagement in five national forests in the Northwest.

  • DOE unlocks some classified data

    Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary launches an "openness initiative' that reveals the DOE's sordid past.

  • Critics want foresters fired

    Environmentalists urge Jack Ward Thomas to remove the two top forest managers in the agency's Southwest region.

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