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  • Wetlands get dumped on

    A Supreme Court decision has stripped federal protection from about one-third of the nation's wetlands.

  • Shoring up wetlands protection

    The Bush administration says it will stand by Clinton's "Tulloch Rule," which requires a permit for using earthmovers to excavate wetlands.

  • Wetland degrader swims in murky waters

    The EPA has taken Idaho rancher John Simpson to court for clearing debris and beaver dams out of a channel of the Salmon River, although endangered salmon have since spawned in the channel, complicating the issue.

  • Bringing back the bosque

    Along New Mexico's Middle Rio Grande, pueblo tribes are working to bring back the disappearing bosque - the cottonwood gallery forest that once lined the river, offering habitat, shade and leafy bounty to a dry landscape.

  • New plan will protect salmon habitat

    "Pacfish" proposal would protect riparian areas of northwest.

  • Wetlands program wasn't

    Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.

  • Scoot over, farms - ducks are moving in

    In Boundary Creek, Idaho, locals are at odds over the flooding of good farmland to create wetlands for the new Boundary Creek Wildlife Management Area.

  • Who wins when a river returns?

    A project to restore a riparian ecosystem would return water to California's Lower Owens River.

  • Accidental refuge: Should we save the Salton Sea?

    The Salton Sea became the Salton Sea in 1905, when human accident flooded the desert; now its survival is uncertain, as demand for scarce water continues to grow in Southern California.

  • Trickle of hope

    An introduction to the special issues on the Salton Sea and the Colorado River Delta points to signs of life in an abused landscape in Southern California and Mexico.

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