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The Interior secretary woos conservatives with logging, drilling, public access. [Read More]
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Under the gaze of tribal police, a writer finds a new sense of freedom. [Read More]
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Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences. [Read More]
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The Department of Interior's failure to extend restrictions exposes the weaknesses of a key environmental law. [Read More]
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Converting rails to trails can hurt economies and make it harder to battle blazes. [Read More]
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Their combination of coastal and inland DNA could help them survive a changing climate. [Read More]
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Westerners must fight for the right to roam in the age of 'stand your ground' laws. [Read More]
Their mix of coastal and inland DNA could help them survive a changing climate. [Read More]
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Social media could help monitor air pollution that physical monitors miss. [Read More]
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Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad. [Read More]
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With wildfires looming, Flagstaff came together to support national forest closures. [Read More]
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With wildfires looming, Flagstaff came together to support national forest closures. [Read More]
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A photojournalist and firefighter describes the challenges of battling wildland blazes. [Read More]
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The highest court in the land holds legal power over tribal nations, despite a lack of knowledge of tribal law. [Read More]
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Conservationists, cyclists and other wilderness visitors all value public lands. [Read More]
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The small, sad harms of a summer spent indoors to avoid wildfire smoke. [Read More]
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Drought, dread and family in the American Southwest. [Read More]
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Northern New Mexicans with varying backgrounds reflect on their home, and its future in a drying climate. [Read More]
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Flood and drought have shaped the West, and humans are often unprepared. [Read More]
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A wildlife biologist returns to a childhood stomping ground, devoid of its once-plentiful amphibians. [Read More]
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