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February 17, 2014

A grazing buyout program to ease tensions between ranchers and wolf advocates in New Mexico, Native American super heroes, a bacteria that could save bats and frogs from deadly disease, and more.

Feature

Can a grazing buyout program ease life for wolves and ranchers?
Can a grazing buyout program ease life for wolves and ranchers?
A fledgling effort in New Mexico's 'Yellowstone of the South.'
Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing
Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing
Moving beyond stalemate to meaningful reform in Utah.

Current

How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
'Top-two' primary systems banish third parties from the ballot.
The great electric road trip
The great electric road trip
One of Utah's poorest counties gets the state's first Tesla Supercharger station.
Postcard from a livestock sperm bank
Postcard from a livestock sperm bank
Your one-stop shop for bison semen, oyster embryos and testicular turkey tissue.
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
Conversation with Jon Proudstar about the return of his comic book series, 'Tribal Force.'
Crisis biology: Can bacteria save bats and frogs from deadly diseases?
Crisis biology: Can bacteria save bats and frogs from deadly diseases?
As populations plummet, biologists race for a solution.
The Latest: Ecoterrorist in Vail fire is sentenced
The Latest: Ecoterrorist in Vail fire is sentenced
Members of Earth Liberation Front set fire to a ski lodge in 1998 for the plight of the Canada lynx.
The Latest: Nevada charges renewable energy companies for eco mitigation
The Latest: Nevada charges renewable energy companies for eco mitigation
A pilot project tries to prevent large-scale degradation.

Editor's Note

Older and wiser
Older and wiser
Two public lands and grazing stories as much about process and potential as on-the-ground changes.

Essays

The Sacramento-San Joaquin deltas of 1772 and today
The Sacramento-San Joaquin deltas of 1772 and today
Remembering explorers past of this California water source.

Book Reviews

Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs by Chris Alexander
Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs by Chris Alexander
A hiker documents the entire trail on his five-month journey.
Tracking America's ice-age pioneers
Tracking America's ice-age pioneers
A review of 'In the Shadow of the Sabertooth' by Doug Peacock.
Montana escape
Montana escape
A review of 'High and Inside' by Russell Rowland

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