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A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Public policy solutions need to grapple with, not ignore, this economic reality.
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
Selenium concentrations
Selenium concentrations
Muddy Creek selenium levels
Los Angeles' watershed is more sediment than dumping grounds
Low snowpack means a dry summer for the West
Low snowpack means a dry summer for the West
A map shows Western snowpacks as of April 1, 2012, and notes record-breaking heat and dry weather in the Southwest.
Map of conservation areas in Mexico
Map of conservation areas in Mexico
A map with numbers corresponding to highlighted conservation areas described in a sidebar article
Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states
Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states
Hunting tag auctions may get too pricey for a lot of Western hunters, but they also raise significant money for conservation projects.
Land ownership on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Going down in flames
Going down in flames
Today, the mountain and Pacific states have the highest collective cremation rates in the U.S.
Teton County subdivisions
Teton County subdivisions
A map showing distressed and abandoned subdivisions in Idaho's Teton County.
Wilderness acres created, by congressional session
Wilderness acres created, by congressional session
A timeline of bills authorizing new wilderness, from 1964 to 2012
Greenhouse gas sources, emitters and effects
Greenhouse gas sources, emitters and effects
Although the West supplies most of the nation’s coal, the effects of coal-fired plant emissions are felt much further afield.
Seasonal hares
Seasonal hares
A look at how hares change color in different conditions
How much time does Congress spend discussing the issues you care about?
How much time does Congress spend discussing the issues you care about?
Capitol Words, a visualization tool, tracks the contents of the Congressional Record, storing frequently used words as searchable data.
Yellowstone to Yukon
Path of the pronghorn
How private efforts and economic troubles have combined to support conservation
U.S. grizzly recovery areas
Development near national parks impacts park ecology
Development near national parks impacts park ecology
Home building around national parks has a ripple effect on wildlife and habitat inside those parks.
Lake Bonneville
Lake Bonneville
In national parks, where are all the fossils?
In national parks, where are all the fossils?
The National Park Service is surveying its holdings to find out which parks have fossils in order to manage them better.
How the West's forests are managed
How the West's forests are managed
Charts show how Western forests are managed for wildfires, and how much it costs in dollars and lives.
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