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Home, home on…a significant portion of its range

January 16, 2012
There's a change afoot for the Endangered Species Act, but its not without its opponents.
Animas River

Tribes could turn the tables on water control

January 10, 2012
It seems like every week there’s another article about the future of western water—how much we’ll have, where it will come from, and who will get it...
Smokey Bear

Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl

December 11, 2011
If what we want for our young people is an economically-sustainable future, that also features clear air, potable water and healthy ecosystems, we...
Solar array

Changing the way renewables are funded

November 15, 2011
While the factors surrounding the demise are intriguing, they are not particularly relevant to moving forward. If the responses were affirmative,...

Billion dollar baby: Why the Flaming Gorge pipeline is bad for the...

September 13, 2011
Today the Colorado Water Conservation Board will consider a $150,000 grant request to create a special state-funded task force to study the...
Ozone pollution

Defending Obama’s Decision to Withdraw the Ozone Rules

September 8, 2011
Given the complexity associated with the process for setting NAAQs, and getting the NAAQS implemented through the SIP process, it seems fair to...
Climate, Other
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...

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...
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