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Some ranchers still say women ruin horses and a rancher and his wife can be paid at two-for-the-price-of-one.
Despite the Keystone rejection, keep-it-in-the-ground activism is still a sideshow to the larger climate movement.
Climate change has profound impacts on growing seasons and crop yields, but local solutions have promise.
A drought plan in one of the West’s most forward-thinking watersheds reconciles salmon and agriculture.
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.
Local officials want Pueblo County, Colorado, to be the best place to grow, but not everyone’s high on the idea.
Nation’s largest fishing port was already short on housing. With Shell in town, locals say things are getting worse.
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.
- John H Marble on The view from the top of the food chain
- Charles Fox on Looking back on a century of poisoning predators
- Kate Schimel on What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
- Doug Pineo on Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
- Stephen/Kathlee Martinek on The life of a once-lost dog