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  • The roll call of sprawl

    Statistics show the frightening pace of growth in the Tucson area.

  • 'People have a voice'

    Environmental activist Gayle Hartmann talks about the long struggle to keep development under control.

  • 'The party is over'

    Tucscon residents Doug and Christina McVie describe the developers' assault on desert.

  • 'It was God's country'

    Resident Dee Dee Arnaud remembers the Tucson of her childhood and mourns the changes she has found on her return.

  • Environmentalists are "doing nothing'

    Real estate broker Bill Arnold says environmentalists are not helping Tucson.

  • Wild Wyoming under siege

    Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Thomas McGuane’s lonely freaks

    The powerful short stories in Thomas McGuane’s Gallatin Canyon prove him to be the New West’s answer to Flannery O’Connor.

  • A difference of opinion over numbers

    BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.

  • Private rights vs. public lands: Thousands of inholdings create conflicts inside federal lands

    A ranching family's desire to develop a road to an inholding in Arizona's Arrastra Mounain Wilderness is a microcosm of the huge and unwieldy problem of inholdings on public lands throughout the West.

  • Forest Service acts to preserve 'the Front'

    Lewis and Clark National Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora decides against allowing oil and gas leasing in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

  • Era of the sage grouse is coming to an end

    Tom Bell writes of his 70-year fascination with sage grouse, now on decline.

  • Sportsmen for Bush: Wise up!

    Ted Williams says that if sportsmen bothered to read, they’d be shocked at what the Bush administration is doing to wildlife

  • The biggest environmental issue is staring us in the face

    Tom Bell says we’d better connect the dots that reveal global warming.

  • The Supreme Court takes pot shots at each other over wetlands

    A Nebraska law professor says the Supreme Court took potshots at each other while trying to gut wetlands protection

  • Can wildlife weather the gas boom?

    Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham

  • A new road for the public lands

    President Clinton and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt have a new strategy for protecting and managing the public lands, encouraging citizens and politicans to implement national conservation values in a regional and local way.

  • A water empire in the desert

    Some river activists and farmers worry that Subhis Shah, chief engineer and CEO of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, is out to start a "water-banking empire" rather than conserve water.

  • A tiny fish cracks New Mexico's water establishment

    The endangered silvery minnow is forcing the water users of the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico to reconsider the ways cities, towns, pueblos and farms have always made use of the river.

  • Acequia culture feels under the gun

    In his own words, artist and scholar Nicasio Romero talks about the threats facing the centuries-old acequia farm culture of New Mexico.

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