Precipitation in recent months chips away at California drought, but the water deficit will be hard to overcome.
From the Animas to Washington wildfire, here are the stories that our readers spent most time on in 2015.
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The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is intended to guide energy development, while protecting wildlife and recreation.
- Barbara Ullian on How to love a weird and perfect wilderness
- John Wahoff on It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
- Tom Kinnane on Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report
- Gerald Burton on Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
- Steve Snyder on Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report