Items by Laura Paskus

Corruption and tragic history paralyze range reform on the Navajo reservation
Drought is having catastrophic impacts on the Navajo Reservation, but past history and current politics keep grazing reform from happening.
Who speaks for the farmers?
In southern Oregon's Klamath Basin, some local farmers are upset with the Klamath Water Users Association for helping to kill a Farm Bill amendment that would have made it easier for them to sell their land to the federal government.
Wasting disease sneaks south
Chronic wasting disease has appeared in an isolated herd of mule deer on southern New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.
L.A.'s rivers get some respect
A new bill may turn the lower Los Angeles River and the San Gabriel River in Los Angeles into one of the country's few urban national parks.
Sound science or red tape?
Conservationists say the "Sound Science Planning Act" - a proposed amendment to the Endangered Species Act - could weaken the roles of U.S. wildlife agencies in deciding which species receive federal protection.
Don't proclaim the West is dead until you've met a Mexican motorcyclist with a wooden leg
The best way to meet the true West is to explore its small towns and especially its smoky bars, and listen to the stories of the folks who gather there.
Salty solution for Bay wildlife
California's San Francisco Bay may become the site of the country's second-largest coastal wetland restoration project, if all goes according to plan.
Southwest drought desiccates fish before farmers
The agreement between state and federal agencies to keep a "minimum flow" of water in New Mexico's Rio Grande and Pecos Rivers has failed to do the job in this year's severe drought.
Columbia dredging closer
The National Marine Fisheries Service has again changed its opinion and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dredging the Columbia River, despite environmentalists' concerns about the wild salmon.
Temporary protection yanked in the Siskiyou
Protection for wildlife in the Siskiyou National Forest is gone now that BLM and USFS have reopened 90 percent of lands to new mining claims before environmental studies are completed.
Duwamish? Duwamish who?
The Duwamish Tribe, seeking federal recognition, has been rebuked by the Bush administration, due to a technical glitch in paper work by the outgoing Bureau of Indian Affairs director.
New museum takes visitors beyond Yellowstone
The Draper Museum in Cody, Wyo., offers visitors an interactive experience of the Yellowstone region.
Raptors won't fry away
A new agreement by the Fish and Wildlife Service and Minneapolis Xcel Energy could set a precedent for protecting more raptors from electrocution on power lines.
The Winds of Change
Colorado citizens voted last November to increase their state’s reliance on power from the wind and sun, but King Coal still rules the state, and the White House seems determined to keep it on the throne
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