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  • As it goes high-tech, wildlife biology loses its soul

    As it goes high-tech, wildlife biology loses its soul

    We're learning a lot by monitoring wild animals, but the high tech methods used to track them take some of the mystery out of our relationship with the wild.

  • On the path to a greener church

    Spokane Bishop William Skylstad brings his rural and environmental background to the task of heading the steering committee on the Northwestern bishops' pastoral letter.

  • Holy water

    A pastoral letter being prepared by the Catholic bishops of the Northwest calls Catholics and others to a new environmental, economic and spiritual relationship with a sacred river - the Columbia.

  • Wolves may not need Big Brother

    Wolf biologist Diane Boyd believes reintroduction is a mistake.

  • Busted town pursues industrial recreation

    Anaconda wants to boost its economy by building a golf course on top of its tailings piles.

  • Montana town puts out unwelcome mat

    Californians and celebrities among those moving to Montana

  • Yvon Chouinard: A mutinous captain of industry

    "I never wanted to be a businessman," says the owner of Patagonia clothing and gear company, "because I thought businessmen were real greaseballs. In fact I still do."

  • FBI changes four with attack on power line

    On May 30, a flare broke the darkness of an Arizona desert evening, a signal for some 30 FBI agents and a helicopter to move in to arrest two men and a woman authorities claim were attempting to fell a tower that carries high-voltage lines to a water pump for the Central Arizona Project, a mammoth irrigation system in the desert.

  • Nevada fights its second nuclear war

    The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to place the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository on federal land adjacent to a former nuclear test site.

  • Invisible gold fuels Elko's boom

    The discovery of rich gold deposits in the brown Tuscarora Mountains northwest of Elko, Nev., has ignited a latter day gold rush.

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