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Proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline

Mega myths of the Keystone XL pipeline

September 6, 2011
Pipeline proponents say the XL will create jobs and lessen U.S. dependency on oil from hostile sources, while hardly disrupting the environment. In...
Bodie Hills

Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act: Some places are as good as...

August 23, 2011
The legislation—dubbed the “Great Outdoors Giveaway” by opponents—seeks to strip some roadless tracts and other Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) of...
Otero Mesa

Otero Mesa: A monumental fight

August 11, 2011
There only one common sense answer to the question of whether or not Otero Mesa should be made a national monument.

NOAA's new 'normals' are in

July 7, 2011
NOAA's new normals are warmer
Las Animas River

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

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...

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...
Aerial view of the Colorado River

Colorado River: Balancing river health and human need

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

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...
Colorado River

Rivers and climate change: A BOR report sees the future

May 18, 2011
In its own way, the BOR report is a vision of the world gone to hell. In the west, of course, too little water will be our fate. The report’s...
Lesser prairie-chicken

Endangered species: Enviros score 251

May 11, 2011
Endangered species got a leg up this week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and an environmental group entered into an unusual settlement...
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