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Obama designates three more national monuments
Obama designates three more national monuments
Vast stretches of Nevada and Northern California are now protected, bringing Obama's count to 19.
Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Why Southwest utilities are starting to sweat.
BLM advances solar project that will harm bighorn sheep
BLM advances solar project that will harm bighorn sheep
The Bechtel Corporation's Soda Mountain solar farm will undo decades of conservation in California.
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
Sen. John McCain's proposal would give Border Patrol more immediate access to sensitive borderlands.
Postcards from fire
Postcards from fire
‘We will rise from the ashes, sweep them from our children's hair.’
A Hot Day’s Night
A Hot Day’s Night
New fiction from the author of 'The Windup Girl.'
Mesas and Sky
Mesas and Sky
2014 Bell Prize runner-up
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?