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‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
En Arizona, los residentes de casas rodantes son más propensos a morir de calor excesivo.
‘You’re living in a tin can’
‘You’re living in a tin can’
Arizona’s mobile-home residents are far more likely to die from excessive heat.
The Punjabi truck drivers working in limbo
The Punjabi truck drivers working in limbo
Like thousands of others in California, Gurpreet Singh builds a life in the West while reporting to ICE, awaiting immigration proceedings and longing for a sense of home.
Booming county looks for trust
Idaho communities learn about land trusts as a possible solution to rapid growth.
Californians talk too much trash
California retirees Ken and Pat Nute alienate neighbors by describing local houses as eyesores and the town as a dump, on a local TV show.
Overstaying their welcome?
A once-quiet hot springs is overwhelmed by visitors after guidebooks tout it.
Critics attack a snow job in Utah
Salt Lake City's expensive bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics is meeting surprisingly lukewarm opposition from environmentalists.
A place of one's own
"Tips on Land & Water Management for Small Farms and Ranches in Montana" is published.
A last laugh
An exhibit called "The Last Laugh" displays environmental cartoons from all viewpoints.
Montana State University to local environmentalists: Get lost!
Author describes how Montana State University blacklisted him for being the "Ralph Nader of the West."
An in-your-face range scientist
New Mexico State's Jerry Holechek believes public-lands grazing has to be changed at the roots.
The Memo War: 1989-1993
Kamyar Enshayan's views about sustainable agriculture started a four-year "war of memos" on the subject.
Starting a war at Ohio State
Kamyar Enshayan fights the industrialization of agriculture often promoted by land-grant colleges.
The gospel according to Wes Jackson
Geneticist Wes Jackson calls modern agriculture a mistake and offers a blueprint for reform.
Trying to save two of the parts
Lyle McNeal of Utah State devotes himself to bringing back the Navajo's Churro sheep.
Land grants under the microscope
The land-grant university system has been challenged and is slowly beginning to change.
Midnight subdividing creates unsanitary messes
Lax land-use laws and unscrupulous developers create poor, polluted settlements known as colonias in New Mexico.
How does a boom feel?
A video titled "Subdividing the West: Implications of Growth' is available from Colorado State University.
In their footprints
"Trading in the Past: Sandals of the Anasazi" is an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.
Unlikely reformer: Can sinful Las Vegas help change the West?
Despite its "sinful past," Las Vegas is becoming progressive in the areas of wages and water.
Elko is halfway home
Elko has outgrown its image of "the best small town of America."
Salt Lake City: Is this still the place?
Some Salt Lake residents worry that the world is coming too quickly to their "kingdom."
Learning from Las Vegas
Las Vegas continues to grow and change as tourists, gamblers and workers flock to town.
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