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While Oregon and Washington broil, the Southwest and Southern Rockies enjoy a welcome reprieve of moisture
Sen. John McCain's proposal would give Border Patrol more immediate access to sensitive borderlands.
Scientists, planes and instruments descend on San Juan Basin to find roots of the massive greenhouse gas hotspot.
The war between the fossil fuel industry and Big Green may boil down to who can tell the best story.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a majority of her colleagues signal support for the pro-transfer movement.
In southern Utah’s Escalante watershed, a river restoration group tries to cut through old cultural barriers.
Only a handful of seats are truly up for grabs, including two in the West, and they’re being fiercely contested.
When a worker died on the job, the company paid a $6,700 penalty, inciting new discussion on the issue.
Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.
It wasn't visionary city officials; it was a movement to save the city's ethnic Chinese neighborhoods in the '60s.
Red tape makes it difficult for veterans in Indian Country to access a key federal assistance program.
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
The debate over the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing is heating up this fall, as several cities along Colorado’s Front Range prepare to vote on fracking bans or moratoriums.
- Meg Scherch-Peterson on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution
- Jeff Zapko on Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
- Jim Brandau on When poisoning is the solution
- Michael Weeks on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans