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Western states react strongly to Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan
Western states react strongly to Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan
Some states stop all work on cutting greenhouse gases but others forge ahead.
California Coastal Commission fires its executive director
California Coastal Commission fires its executive director
The decision exposes the quintessential coastline to damage, development and closures.
Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?
Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?
A writer finds camaraderie and despair inside the Oregon standoff.
Analyst: FBI let Malheur militants save face to end occupation
Analyst: FBI let Malheur militants save face to end occupation
Emotional negotiations with a like-minded Nevada state legislator may have helped FBI operation.
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
The remaining occupiers and their supporters speak live as FBI closes in on the Malheur wildlife refuge.
Potty-mouths have a long history in Western politics
Potty-mouths have a long history in Western politics
Donald Trump is just the latest politician to resort to vulgar language.
Should this national monument become a national park?
Should this national monument become a national park?
An Idaho town hopes changing Craters of the Moon to park status will boost its economy.
New leader steps up for the American Lands Council
New leader steps up for the American Lands Council
Montana lawmaker takes over lands transfer group, as a new tendril of the movement emerges.
A new and more dangerous Sagebrush Rebellion
It's been a deadly winter for backcountry fun
It's been a deadly winter for backcountry fun
What would it take to keep snowmobilers and others safe in avalanche terrain?
Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
The point of our company is good food but it's bittersweet to see our calves go.
Four charts that show how public land is good for rural areas
Four charts that show how public land is good for rural areas
A new study finds that personal income is rising faster in counties with more public land.
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
Should coyote hunting contests be banned?
The debate over organized kills and whether they actually impact population, via a new podcast.
On the Klamath, a surprising win for river advocates
On the Klamath, a surprising win for river advocates
Dam removals on the Oregon-California border move forward without water deals for irrigators.
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Blackfeet have waited decades to resolve their water claims but Congress is in no hurry.
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
Legal scholars debunk arguments about how founding documents support local control of all lands.
A brief history of the Sagebrush Rebellion
A brief history of the Sagebrush Rebellion
An interactive, year-by-year look at the current insurgency.
The many faces of snow
The many faces of snow
Praying monks, cold smoke, hoarfrost and rime.
Did Colorado leave residents of the Raton Basin with bad water?
Did Colorado leave residents of the Raton Basin with bad water?
Regulators don't link industry to contamination — but testing shows the pollution came after drilling.
Above normal snowpack in some of last winter's driest regions
Above normal snowpack in some of last winter's driest regions
Precipitation in recent months chips away at California drought, but the water deficit will be hard to overcome.