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Oil on the Yellowstone

Oil spills: If fines don't deter polluters, maybe jail will

Posted: July 14, 2011
With an aging pipeline infrastructure, a rise in offenses and a glut of corporate hubris, this is not the moment for leniency or gentlemen’s...
Energy, Water, Wildlife

NOAA's new 'normals' are in

Posted: July 7, 2011
NOAA's new normals are warmer

Keystone XL pipeline could double Canada's crude oil import to...

Posted: June 30, 2011
The Keystone XL pipeline would bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast through six different states.
Las Animas River

Mine reclamation: Why calls to allow Good Samaritans to clean up old...

Posted: June 29, 2011
This makes the recent rhetoric around devoting more resources to our endangered waterways a welcome sound. But talk of how this painstaking and...
Colorado River

Colorado River conference: U.S./Mexico relations, the Compact and...

Posted: June 14, 2011
“Navigating the Future of the Colorado River,” a conference held at the University of Colorado Law School last week, was filled with folks who have...
Colorado River

Colorado River conference: Rare accord marks its opening

Posted: June 9, 2011
Despite its reputation as the “most legislated, most debated, and most litigated river in the entire world” –as Marc Reiser put it in Cadillac Desert...
Climate, Water
Aerial view of the Colorado River

Colorado River: Balancing river health and human need

Posted: June 2, 2011
When is a river no longer a river? Once its ecosystem has dried up, forcing the few remaining native species to struggle for survival? Or does a...
Kids march for climate change

Climate change: The kids are not alright

Posted: June 2, 2011
The goal of the effort, which is being led by Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based non-profit, is to file suits and petitions against the federal...

Aerial fire retardant drops face opposition from environmental...

Posted: May 25, 2011
The United States Forest Service is faced with the duty to decide whether the positive preventative effects of aerial fire retardant drops outweighs...

Yellowstone's Balancing Act

Posted: May 19, 2011
Yellowstone National Park has come to a major crossroads at which it will define the future of the park. It will either begin to take a stand for...
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