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Wyoming jury finds corner crossers not guilty
Wyoming jury finds corner crossers not guilty
The hunters escaped criminal trespass charges, but still face a civil suit.
Park Service’s midnight-hour rule change benefits Telecom
Park Service’s midnight-hour rule change benefits Telecom
The eliminated policy was designed to keep the public in the loop about new cell towers.
Biden pledged to stop drilling on public lands. What happened?
Biden pledged to stop drilling on public lands. What happened?
The president reversed a key part of his agenda that was intended to combat the climate crisis.
Dixie Valley toad gets rare emergency protection
Dixie Valley toad gets rare emergency protection
5 years after its discovery, the amphibian is now protected from a geothermal development.
A bump in the road for southern Oregon’s illegal private casino
A bump in the road for southern Oregon’s illegal private casino
Oregon’s horse racing authority acknowledged the Oregon Department of Justice’s opinion, but the Flying Lark isn’t folding just yet.
Wolf hazing legalized in Colorado
Wolf hazing legalized in Colorado
Colorado wildlife officials are planning for reintroduction. A wolf pack is complicating their efforts.
EPA prohibits White Mesa Mill from receiving Superfund waste
EPA prohibits White Mesa Mill from receiving Superfund waste
Energy Fuels Resources was found in violation for improper handling of radioactive waste storage.
Backroads backstrap
Backroads backstrap
A law allowing Wyomingites to harvest roadkill goes into effect in 2022.
Arizona’s utility commission slashed just transition assistance for tribes
Arizona’s utility commission slashed just transition assistance for tribes
The Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe will receive significantly less funds to assist in economy after the end of coal.
EPA announces $630 million plan to stem cross-border sewage flows
EPA announces $630 million plan to stem cross-border sewage flows
Once approved, these infrastructure projects will treat contaminated water before it’s released into the ocean.
Sharing the slopes
Sharing the slopes
Will skiers compromise to help a dwindling herd of bighorn sheep?
After more than 50 years in captivity, will Tokitae ever get justice from Seaquarium?
After more than 50 years in captivity, will Tokitae ever get justice from Seaquarium?
A new USDA report finds further mistreatment of the exploited Washington orca.
Afghan refugees find a home in the West
Afghan refugees find a home in the West
A resettlement agency in Twin Falls, Idaho, prepares for newcomers.
Idaho denies proposed land exchange
Idaho denies proposed land exchange
The state found that the timber tracts offered in a proposed trade are worth much less than the land around Payette Lake.
Federal judge allows excavation work on Native massacre site
Federal judge allows excavation work on Native massacre site
The decision could shape the way electric vehicles are powered.
Wild rice sues to stop oil pipeline
Wild rice sues to stop oil pipeline
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe exercised the Rights of Manoomin in a legal effort to halt the Line 3 pipeline.
Tree DNA thwarts black market lumber
Tree DNA thwarts black market lumber
How the genetic code of flora helped catch timber thieves.
Interior looks into the legacy of Native boarding schools
Interior looks into the legacy of Native boarding schools
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative aims to shed light on the grim history of residential Indian boarding schools in the U.S.
Oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil shaken by shareholders
Oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil shaken by shareholders
Three new directors appointed to company’s board could steer a transition to renewables.
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights
Supreme Court of Canada affirms trans-boundary Indigenous rights
The Arrow Lakes Band is one of many Indigenous communities bisected and disrupted by a border about which they were never consulted.
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
After months of organizing, charges against Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective president and CEO, and all others arrested will be dropped.
New federal funding for police alternatives
New federal funding for police alternatives
The latest COVID-19 relief bill provides a ‘down payment’ for crisis response programs.
Under Biden, the BLM backtracks on Hammond grazing permit
Under Biden, the BLM backtracks on Hammond grazing permit
Days before their herd was set to return to public lands near Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, two fire-starting ranchers lose their grazing rights.
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