Chaco Culture National Park is under siege

By Bruce Babbitt

It is not an exaggeration to say that New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park is under siege. A surge…

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What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden

Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.

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It’s time to stop shipping water across the Rockies

By David O. Williams

It was 1952 when the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in a remote,…

10,000 year old high altitude fen slated for drowning by Colorado Springs and Augora, CO

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How I learned to love maggots

By David Marston

If you’re one of those people who composts everything you can think of because you want to build up your…

Black Soldier Flies in author, David Marston’s hand

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Welcome to Yosemite, the new Pyrocene Park

By Stephen Pyne

The Pleistocene epoch that began 2.6 million years ago sent ice in waves through Yosemite. Glaciers gouged out great valleys…

Photo by Laurel Balyeat, Yosemite Park

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