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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.
Oil on the Yellowstone

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

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

July 7, 2011
NOAA's new normals are warmer
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...
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...

Endangered species: Swapping science for politics

April 28, 2011
The FWS needs encouragement to focus on the science of protecting species, not on the politics of further imperiling them. Let’s give the agency the...
Gray wolves

Endangered species: Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

April 11, 2011
As darkness blanketed the land, two cunning predators made their move. Their thirst for blood was intense and, when the opportunity presented itself...

National Wildlife Refuges: Keeping the wild in them

April 5, 2011
It wasn’t until recently, when I learned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning for the future of the refuges, and asking the public...
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