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Nevada ranchers win water rights
Nevada's attorney general takes away the BLM's right to hold stock-water rights and says such rights belong solely to ranchers.
Hopis extend eviction deadline
The April 1 deadline for Navajos still living on Hopi Partitioned Lands in Arizona passes without the feared evictions, but the Hopis say the remaining Navajos still need to sign a lease or leave.
Bay Area Nuclear Waste Coalition
A desert gathering April 25-27 will protest a proposed low-level nuclear waste dump planned for Ward Valley, 20 miles west of Needles, Calif.
Carbon Monoxide Forecasting for Colorado Springs: 1996-2020
Physicist Val Veirs' detailed report, "Carbon Monoxide Forecasting for Colorado Springs: 1996-2020," is available on the World Wide Web.
The Raven Chronicles
"The Raven Chronicles" magazine seeks contributions with a deadline of May 1.
National Conference on Habitat Conservation
The National Wildlife Federation's first-ever National Conference on Habitat Conservation Plans is May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.
Spotting lawless logging
The report, "Logging Without Laws: A Report on the Timber Salvage Rider of the 104th Congress," is available from the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.
Uproar over Owyhee
The BLM's management plan for Idaho's Owyhee Resource Area raises fierce opposition from ranchers and ORV enthusiasts.
The importance of prairie dogs
The Predator Project's report, "Conserving Prairie Dog Ecosystems on the Northern Plains," defends the much-maligned rodent's importance.
Cut the fat out
"Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.
Copper mine rouses opposition
Carlota Copper Co.'s plan to dredge and fill Arizona's Pinto Creek in a mining operation leads to strong opposition throughout the state.
Still no deal for New World Mine
The Clinton administration is still scrambling to find the $65 million worth of federal property to pay off the Crown Butte Mining Co. and keep it from going ahead with its New World Mine on the Yellowstone border.
Paying 1 percent for place
Businesses in the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., have begun offering a 1 percent surcharge on purchases to buy more open space.
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