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Mission Blue butterfly

It's Endangered Species Day!

May 17, 2013
40 years on and the ESA continues to have growing pains
Colorado River

Two tales of one river

April 29, 2013
There's good and bad news for the Colorado
Climate Adaptation report

Pipeline paradox

April 18, 2013
Americans fear climate change yet support the Keystone XL
Funding decline

A second century of greatness (Part 2): Funding strategies for parks

April 8, 2013
Funding strategies for parks

FWS calls wolverine threatened, but protection has no teeth

March 4, 2013
Listing the wolverine as a threatened species has reinvigorated the debate over regulating greenhouse gases like CO2 under the Endangered Species Act.
Climate, Wildlife
Gunnison sage grouse

Three high-profile species head toward federal protection

February 21, 2013
Wolverine, sage-grouse and lesser prairie-chicken may get ESA listing
Drilling rig

Survey says: Westerners, lawmakers at odds over natural resources

February 17, 2013
The Western States Survey makes it clear there’s a disconnect between many voters and the officials we put into office. It also show that Westerners...
NPS ranger

Natural resources and the fiscal cliff

December 14, 2012
I’ve heard little discussion of how this swan dive off the so-called fiscal cliff will affect our natural resources. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve...
Fighting Creek Landfill Plant

Climate change talk to action in the West

November 13, 2012
Why are we, along with the innovators mentioned above, turning talk to action in the West? The wildfires, scrawny cattle and drought-flattened farms...
Rosebud mine

Of coal and cows in eastern Montana

October 30, 2012
As the Montana Department of Environmental Quality mulls an expansion of a coal strip mine east of Billings, the public has an opportunity to give...
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