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Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
This year’s fire season was the costliest on record, burning more than 9 million acres.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
In seven years, pipeline incidents have killed nearly 100 people nationwide.
U.S. grizzly recovery areas
Development near national parks impacts park ecology
Development near national parks impacts park ecology
Home building around national parks has a ripple effect on wildlife and habitat inside those parks.
Lake Bonneville
Lake Bonneville
In national parks, where are all the fossils?
In national parks, where are all the fossils?
The National Park Service is surveying its holdings to find out which parks have fossils in order to manage them better.
How the West's forests are managed
How the West's forests are managed
Charts show how Western forests are managed for wildfires, and how much it costs in dollars and lives.
Citizen scientists gather data on wildlife
PG&E conservation lands
Flight risks: Cities reduce hazards for migrating birds
Flight risks: Cities reduce hazards for migrating birds
Four Western cities receive grants to improve habitat for the millions of migratory birds that pass through urban areas every year.
Toads on high: tracking and photographing boreal toads
Toads on high: tracking and photographing boreal toads
Biologists trek high into the Colorado Rockies in search of the rare amphibian.
Down and out in the West
Down and out in the West
Western jobless rates are still high, even as the national economy appears to be slumping again.
New Mexico Feral Swine Distribution
Settlements prompt federal decisions on hundreds of endangered species
Settlements prompt federal decisions on hundreds of endangered species
In a settlement with environmental groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to make listing decisions about more than 250 imperiled candidate species.
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Researchers are trying to restore the damaged, acidic soil around abandoned hardrock mines with the help of biochar, a special form of charcoal.
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Wyoming's concealed-carry laws have been liberalized, but that doesn't mean that everybody can pack pistols in their pockets.
Stream access laws on private lands in the West
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
Global Players in the West's Extraction Economy
An interactive map of global influence in Western energy plays
The growth of newspapers across the U.S.: 1690-2011
The growth of newspapers across the U.S.: 1690-2011
An interactive visualization showing how newspapers across the U.S. have grown in the past three centuries.
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Western legislatures slash spending, confront budget gaps, attempt environmental rollbacks and propose a few silly laws.
Wildfires burn big in Arizona and New Mexico
Wildfires burn big in Arizona and New Mexico
Arizona's Wallow Fire has now out-burned the gigantic Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002.
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.