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For sage grouse, science can be fatal
For sage grouse, science can be fatal
Is the value of data worth the death of individual animals?
Dozens of former BLM officials denounce moving headquarters out of D.C.
Dozens of former BLM officials denounce moving headquarters out of D.C.
‘You’re setting up the BLM for failure.’
Trump’s trade war is draining profits for Montana wheat farmers
Trump’s trade war is draining profits for Montana wheat farmers
Today’s agricultural producers battle both environmental threats and geopolitical conflict.
Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior secretary
Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior secretary
Zinke shrunk national monuments, rolled back sage grouse protections and ramped up drilling.
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Data gaps, understaffing and lax investigations have deepened the crisis.
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins.
New Trump administration proposal weakens water protections
New Trump administration proposal weakens water protections
Dramatic changes to the Clean Water Rule will likely affect drinking water for more than one-third of Americans.
Update: Razorback sucker populations are increasing
Update: Razorback sucker populations are increasing
The endangered fish seem to be recovering in the San Juan River.
More plans, less protection for sage grouse
More plans, less protection for sage grouse
A final environmental assessment weakens drilling restrictions on millions of acres.
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Where city efforts fall short, activists try to add shade to the heat-stressed south side.
Settlement forces Oregon to update water pollution permits
Settlement forces Oregon to update water pollution permits
In 2017, the state had the worst backlog of expired permits nationwide.
Update: Court blocks old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
Update: Court blocks old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
Meanwhile, the Trump administration pushes to allow roads and more cutting.
Congress sends bill bolstering earthquake program to Trump
Congress sends bill bolstering earthquake program to Trump
A quake near Anchorage highlights the importance of preparation and monitoring.
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
Feds fail to prosecute crimes in Indian Country
U.S. attorneys’ offices declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
Latest: BLM abandons plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
Latest: BLM abandons plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The agency will focus on increasing adoption of horses and research other methods.
Latest: Top National Park Service climate official resigns
Latest: Top National Park Service climate official resigns
Marcy Rockman cites pressure from agency.
Climate report details deep hits to the Southwest
Climate report details deep hits to the Southwest
Climate change will impact economy, infrastructure and more.
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
For response teams in Paradise, physical and emotional risks remain.
What is lost when cultural sites are bulldozed?
What is lost when cultural sites are bulldozed?
Southwestern tribes learn of possible heritage destruction at the hands of Arizona State Parks and Trails.
Latest: Trump’s BLM approves a massive California solar plant
Latest: Trump’s BLM approves a massive California solar plant
Opponents cite potential harm to desert wildlife, views and sand dunes.
Trump narrows asylum protections
Trump narrows asylum protections
Attention drawn to the southern border could bring lasting changes to immigration policy.
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
While climate-focused candidates won key races in the region, ballot initiatives to limit fossil fuels’ effects failed.
One of the midterm’s most stubborn House races is still too close to call
One of the midterm’s most stubborn House races is still too close to call
In the past, a Republican incumbent won this New Mexico district by over 60 percent, but Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has closed the gap.
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