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Latest: Four pueblos win out in protracted water fight
Latest: Four pueblos win out in protracted water fight
A bitter battle between Native and non-Native water users ends in settlement.
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Agencies weigh in on threatened fish — and get smacked with their first lawsuit.
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Federal charges against John Kitzhaber have been dropped.
Western cities try to cut light pollution
Western cities try to cut light pollution
Hitting the dimmer switch on city light helps animals and skygazers, too.
The BLM leases lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million
The BLM leases lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million
The controversial parcels are the first auctioned online in New Mexico.
Trump’s pick to head the EPA? A man who’s suing it.
Trump’s pick to head the EPA? A man who’s suing it.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has tried to block rules reducing pollution and protecting water.
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
The data could provide a blueprint for science-based decisions.
Recommended reading to take you into the next year
Recommended reading to take you into the next year
The season’s best titles for new fiction and nonfiction.
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
“Returning” lands to states has long been a party plank and a shifting political landscape could open the door.
Latest: Court orders reconsideration of whether to list wolverines
Latest: Court orders reconsideration of whether to list wolverines
Some say state opposition stymied efforts to provide the species federal protection.
White-nose syndrome comes to the West
White-nose syndrome comes to the West
Researchers race to find solutions for deadly bat disease.
The parks less traveled
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Meanwhile, Montana released a plan to let bison roam year-round outside the park.
Latest: Arizona forest restoration project falls short
Latest: Arizona forest restoration project falls short
The Four Forest Restoration Initiative was supposed to be the largest such project ever attempted.
Colorado citizens can now report health problems from oil & gas
Colorado citizens can now report health problems from oil & gas
The nation's first 'health response' program launched this fall.
States lack rules for radioactive drilling waste disposal
States lack rules for radioactive drilling waste disposal
New report calls for stronger regulation to protect human health and water quality.
Oregon delists wolves, but protections remain
Oregon delists wolves, but protections remain
As in Washington, reactions to the predator reflect deep east-west divides in the state.
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Tribes and former federal officials fight to cancel energy leases on sacred land.
Will the Land and Water Conservation Fund rise again?
Will the Land and Water Conservation Fund rise again?
Congress derails the nation’s most successful public access and recreation program.
Congress tries to speed up contentious post-fire logging
Congress tries to speed up contentious post-fire logging
New legislation comes despite science showing timber salvage harms essential wildlife habitat
Board meeting updates and HCN family visitors
Board meeting updates and HCN family visitors
Plus, a look at our strategic planning and a graffiti correction.
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
The nation's most successful conservation program is in jeopardy.
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
With the bird’s non-listing under the Endangered Species Act, expect more of the legal crawl that got us here in the first place.
Sage grouse decision demonstrates clout of the Endangered Species Act
The fall reading list
The fall reading list
Book recommendations for the cold months ahead.
The real work
The real work
A skipped issue and a trickle of visitors
A skipped issue and a trickle of visitors
Plus, a plug for our classroom subscription program and a gun-related correction.
Big ruckus over little streams
Big ruckus over little streams
A new EPA rule to regulate US waterways has provoked a pile of lawsuits.
A slew of summer visitors
A slew of summer visitors
Plus, filling in a missing word from our last issue.
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
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