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Defining a scientific movement
"Biomimicry" by Janine M. Benyus, is an entertaining and enlightening tour of modern scientific research.
Colorado curmudgeon defends the rural West
Newspaper columnist Ed Quillen's new book, "Deep in the Heart of the Rockies," is a hefty helping of some of Quillen's "ravings" in defense of the real Colorado.
The San Pedro River
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has released a report, "Sustaining and Enhancing Riparian Migratory Bird Habitat on the Upper San Pedro River."
Wild Mushrooms/Telluride
Wild Mushrooms/Telluride will be held Aug. 27-30 in Telluride, Colorado.
Colorado Water Workshop
The 23rd annual Colorado Water Workshop will be held July 29-31 in Gunnison, Colorado.
Still on the hit list
The Wilderness Society has expanded its list of the most endangered wild places in the U.S. from 10 to 15 this year.
Takings clarified
Law professor William Michael Treanor has written a booklet to clarify "takings" issues, "The Original Understanding of the Takings Clause."
Justice for the cutthroat
A coalition of conservation groups helped push the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service into listing the westslope cutthroat trout as threatened.
In the footsteps of Muir
"Walking With Muir Across Yosemite" by Geraldine Vale and Thomas Vale retraces Muir's footsteps and finds that, away from noisy, tourist-thronged roads, much of the park is surprisingly unchanged.
The illustrated adventures of bison
The new 400-page, four-pound "Draft EIS for Interagency Bison Management Plan for the State of Montana and Yellowstone National Park" considers seven alternatives in the management of wandering bison in the Yellowstone area.
Ordering chicken for a whole town
NUCHIK Inc. wants to build one of the largest chicken-processing plants in the West in the town of Artesia, N.M., but some fear the ensuing population growth would be more than the small town could handle.
Should a highway run through it?
The Utah Department of Transportation wants to run the four-lane "Legacy Highway" through 160 acres of federally protected wetlands near Salt Lake City.
Victory for the tortoise
A Star, Idaho, man pleads guilty to unlawaful possession of a protected species after he is charged with stealing two endangered desert tortoises from Snow Canyon State Park.
Nuclear waste hits another roadblock
New Mexico's Waste Isolation Plant Project (WIPP) is stalled a week before its planned opening by state regulators who say that the plant needs a state permit.
The Wayward West
Wildlife Services budget; Gloria Flora runs Humboldt Toiyabe Nat'l Forest; Yucca Mtn. repository delayed; only 10 American Heritage rivers; Utah wilderness re-inventory ruled OK; Mtn. Bike Assn. won't join Utah Wilderness Coalition; Animas-La Plata Lite.
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