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  • The Group of 10 respond

    Two decades after the SWOP letter, the big environmental groups report their progress on the issue of environmental justice.

  • The forgotten North Cascades grizzly bear

    The forgotten North Cascades grizzly bear

    As grizzly bear populations in the Rockies rebound, the great bruins face extirpation in the North Cascades. Can they hang on until the feds fund recovery?

  • Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.

  • River Redux

    Six decades after Friant Dam killed off the San Joaquin River’s spring-run chinook, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Friant Water Users Authority are working with the federal government to restore both the fish and the river

  • 'Safe dose' of rocket fuel now larger

    Following a controversial study, the Environmental Protection Agency decides to raise the drinking water standards for perchlorate to a dosage environmentalists say is dangerously high

  • Not so dead on arrival

    Thanks to the incompetence of the Bush administration and the tenacity of environmental lawyers, the Roadless Rule has survived for 8 years.

  • Yes to wolves, but not so many

    Yes to wolves, but not so many

    Some Westerners support the return of wolves -- just not as many as environmentalists seem to want.

  • Forest protection on the honor system

    The House and Senate pass the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, which environmentalists fear will do the opposite of its name

  • Notes from a wildfire refugee

    Notes from a wildfire refugee

    When wildfire forces locals to flee their beloved Colorado homes, people begin to talk more openly than they used to about climate change.

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