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Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
The Commerce Department affirms the growing clout of outdoor retailers.
Latest: Return of the giant orange-toothed rodents
Latest: Return of the giant orange-toothed rodents
Invasive nutria were eradicated from California but are coming back.
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Agency says risks to fisheries and natural resources justify gathering more data.
Latest: Peer-reviewed study undermines fracking’s claims of safety
Latest: Peer-reviewed study undermines fracking’s claims of safety
Researchers in Pavillion, Wyoming, traced the chemical footprint of the drilling.
Latest: Arch Coal ends its pursuit of Otter Creek coal
Latest: Arch Coal ends its pursuit of Otter Creek coal
The coal company has declared bankruptcy and is backing away from a project that sparked environmental concerns.
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
The plan could eventually include regulated hunting of the bears.
Latest: Courts backs domestic sheep reduction near Idaho’s Hells Canyon
Latest: Courts backs domestic sheep reduction near Idaho’s Hells Canyon
An Idaho court upheld a 2007 plan intended to protect bighorn sheep.
Latest: WIPP nuclear waste spill investigation concludes
Latest: WIPP nuclear waste spill investigation concludes
Workers incorrectly packaged waste shipped to the facility, whose future remains unclear.
Latest: Klamath dams to come down
Latest: Klamath dams to come down
A deal that would have supplied water to irrigators and tribes fell apart.
Latest: New Mexico land deal opens wilderness access
Latest: New Mexico land deal opens wilderness access
The Sabinoso Wilderness Area was impossible to access for years, thanks to private landowners.
Latest: Ranching family whose battles with the feds preceded the Bundys' loses in court
Latest: Ranching family whose battles with the feds preceded the Bundys' loses in court
So ends the legal saga of Wayne Hage and Wayne Hage Jr., who argued that their historical water rights gave them grazing rights, as well.
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Meanwhile, Montana released a plan to let bison roam year-round outside the park.
Latest: Arizona forest restoration project falls short
Latest: Arizona forest restoration project falls short
The Four Forest Restoration Initiative was supposed to be the largest such project ever attempted.
Latest: Gila River diversion inches forward
Latest: Gila River diversion inches forward
The project will start environment reviews, but it's far from a done deal.
Latest: California's plan for conservation-minded energy development takes its first step forward
Latest: California's plan for conservation-minded energy development takes its first step forward
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is intended to guide energy development, while protecting wildlife and recreation.
Latest: Anti-gay stance spurs exodus from Mormon Church
Latest: Anti-gay stance spurs exodus from Mormon Church
The church has a history of anti-gay actions.
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Management of the West’s wild horses have proved controversial for decades and spawned rumors of maltreatment.
Latest: National Park Service intervenes in Alaska predator hunting
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
Decision makes it harder for counties to claim roads on public land.
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The Latest: Park Service takes the reins at Valles Caldera
The failed experiment in privatized land management has come to an end.
The Latest: Coos Bay natural gas terminal moves ahead
The Latest: Coos Bay natural gas terminal moves ahead
The Oregon terminal got the go-ahead from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Latest: Environmentalists regroup after Washington’s carbon plan fails
Latest: Environmentalists regroup after Washington’s carbon plan fails
Green groups spent big in the last election in the Northwest.
Latest: Salmon, coast recovers after Elwha dams come down
Latest: Salmon, coast recovers after Elwha dams come down
Despite recovery, warm temperatures still threaten salmon spawning.