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  • Mountains of mercury

    Mountains of mercury

    The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.

  • INNOVATE, Part II

    INNOVATE, Part II

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.

  • Dear friends

    HCN takes a holiday break; Betsy Marston and Jon Christensen on TV; HCN hosts discussion and film in San Francisco; a note from Steve Wilent of indy paper The Mountain Times; correction.

  • Look who’s in the conflict business now

    A rising number of Westerners are committed to local solutions that benefit both the land and communities

  • Conservationist in a Conservative Land

    Rick Johnson of the Idaho Conservation League is working with Republican Congressman Mike Simpson on a wilderness bill for the Boulder and White Cloud mountains, but not everybody in "Planet Idaho" is happy

  • Magic Valley Uprising

    An unusual grassroots coalition of citizen activists stops a coal-fired merchant power plant from being built in Idaho’s Magic Valley

  • Wilderness cliffhanger

    Three compromise wilderness bills have passed the House and now await Senate approval

  • Wilderness deals held hostage in salmon struggle

    When Idaho salmon advocates challenged the state’s farm-irrigation system, Norm Semanko held them off by taking a couple of wilderness deals hostage

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