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December 9, 2013

To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.

Feature

The Tree Coroners
The Tree Coroners
To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.

Editor's Note

For the love of trees
For the love of trees
When trees change due to the planet’s shifting climate, we change too.

Current

Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Can more oil extraction cut CO2 emissions from power plants?
Some environmentalists are getting behind enhanced oil recovery.
Public land, locked up
Public land, locked up
In the Rocky Mountain West, more than 4 million acres of federal public land are rendered off-limits because there's no way for the public to access them.
Inside the BLM's abrupt decision not to ban shooting in an Arizona national monument
Alaska's unexpected catch in catch-share
Alaska's unexpected catch in catch-share
Fishing reform drives inequality in coastal communities.
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
Energy Department ordered to stop collecting fees for construction.
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
Parts of the Gateway West project are still open to veto from the BLM.

Essays

In defense of bibliopedestrianism
In defense of bibliopedestrianism
A writer’s love of reading while walking in Nevada’s Great Basin desert.

Book Reviews

A review of West Coast: Bering to Baja
A review of West Coast: Bering to Baja
Photographs by David Freese, Foreword by Naomi Rosenblum
Exploring the intersection of animal and human
Exploring the intersection of animal and human
A review of Survival Skills by Jean Ryan.
Wild ideas, reconsidered
Wild ideas, reconsidered
A review of Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem

Heard Around the West

A tiny town gets a new name and a coyote joins a 5K race
A tiny town gets a new name and a coyote joins a 5K race
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

Dear Friends

Ed Quillen anthology available now
Ed Quillen anthology available now
Daughter Abby Quillen has assembled two anthologies of her father’s columns; a steady stream of visitors have come by our Colorado office.

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