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Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands
Ancestral Pueblo logging practices could save New Mexico pinelands
Researchers look to the past to better fight fire.
The season of celebrating begins, and a holiday party
The season of celebrating begins, and a holiday party
The staff enjoy a long holiday with feasts and adventure.
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
An artist of Kiowa and Caddo descent blends traditional and modern styles.
We need a better social contract with wildfire
We need a better social contract with wildfire
The 2017 fire season has made it clear our current policies don’t work.
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
A collaborative community-based project tackles overgrown forests.
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears reopens wounds that Obama sought to heal.
What national monument protections do
What national monument protections do
Some say the Bears Ears shrinkage won’t change anything — they’re wrong.
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
Events like ‘Tour de Manure’ raise money for a California Cattlemen’s Association.
Interior Department’s return to the ‘Robber Baron’ years
Interior Department’s return to the ‘Robber Baron’ years
Secretary Ryan Zinke will be known better for cynicism than conservationism.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.
The Sprague Fire, as it happened
The Sprague Fire, as it happened
Seasonal Glacier National Park ranger Daniel Lombardi tracked the path of fire’s destruction in photos.
Firefighters, your next mission might be next door
Firefighters, your next mission might be next door
Many are still unaware of the dangers of living in the wildland-urban interface.
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions
Cutbacks to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears spark protests and lawsuits.
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has pushed back on repeated efforts to ax environmental programs.
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
How to make sense of Trump’s changes to Bears Ears
The drastically reduced boundaries don’t line up with what the public wants.
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
As the West warms, some songbirds in California are raising their young earlier.
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
Indian Country News: The myths of Pocahontas, dispelled
Indian Country News: The myths of Pocahontas, dispelled
As Native voices gain prominence, the president undermines representation.