May 27, 1996
Utah, which once boasted exceptionally rich populations of reptiles and amphibians, now does nothing to stop their rapid disappearance.
Despite overwhelming public opposition, Jackson Hole airport officials want to expand the runway of the only airport inside a national park, in Grand Teton National Park.
The new Arizona Preserve Initiative allows conservationists to lease state lands, but only those within a three-mile radius of major cities.
Native Americans and environmentalists protest a salvage rider timber sale on Oregon's Enola Hill, saying the area is full of sites sacred to Northwestern tribes.
Ken "Taz" Stoner, suspected of bombing Quartzite Falls on Arizona's Salt River, is arrested in Sydney, Australia.
The National Park Service considers raising park entrance fees that in many cases have remained almost unchanged since the parks were created.
Despite his support of the controversial Animas-La Plata water project, Colorado environmentalists seem to prefer Tom Strickland to his arguably greener opponent Gene Nichol for the Democratic candidate for Senate.
A new Idaho law allows farmers who suspect beavers are damming water that could be irrigating fields to call on state officials to get rid of the beavers even if the dams are on someone's private property.
Recklessness and speed killed nine snowmobilers last winter in Wyoming near Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
A possible oil and gas boom in Wyoming's Red Desert has environmentalists scrambling to mitigate the impacts without totally alienating local oil and gas workers.
Five Western rivers are in American Rivers' annual report, "North America's Ten Most Endangered and Threatened Rivers."
Researchers from the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation hope to learn about the bears' genetic diversity through studying hairs left behind when the animals scratch their backs.
The 51st annual conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, "Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: Renew Yourself in the High Country," will be held July 7-10, in Keystone, Colo.
University of Colorado School of Law's 17th Annual Summer Conference, "Biodiversity Protection: Implementation and Reform of the Endangered Species Act," to be held June 9-12, in Boulder, Colo.
Native frog populations throughout the United States - and the world - are declining drastically, and no one is quite sure why.
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