June 9, 2014
Congress considers largest dam removal in U.S. history

Congress is considering a bill that paves the way for the largest dam removal in U.S. history,knocking out four dams near the Klamath River Basin, opening up 420 miles of habitat and restoring salmon runs by an estimated 80 percent.

June 4, 2014
"Guns represent a worldview that, broadly defined, values the individual over the collective, vigorous outdoorsiness over pallid intellectualism, certainty over questioning, patriotism over internationalism, manliness over femininity, action over inaction, the Interior over the Coasts. If instead you value reason over force, skepticism over certainty, internationalism over American exceptionalism, multiculturalism over white-male hegemony, income leveling over jungle capitalism, peace over war – if you’re a stereotypical liberal, for lack of a better word – and you feel more at home on the Coasts than in the Interior, you’re inclined to see the gun as the emblem of your opponent’s worldview: his idol."

The great gun-rights divide: A liberal gun owner finds ‘gun nuts’ on both sides of the debate. http://hcne.ws/1kkuKHl

May 30, 2014
Three men are presumed dead in Colorado’s giant mudslide near Collbran. Warm temperatures and rapid snowmelt could cause a secondary slide, putting oil and gas wells in the path of a sea of mud and debris some 250 feet deep. How much should the risk of natural disaster be factored into energy planning? (Getty photo) http://hcne.ws/1tQewIL

Three men are presumed dead in Colorado’s giant mudslide near Collbran. Warm temperatures and rapid snowmelt could cause a secondary slide, putting oil and gas wells in the path of a sea of mud and debris some 250 feet deep. How much should the risk of natural disaster be factored into energy planning? (Getty photo) http://hcne.ws/1tQewIL

May 27, 2014
The Colorado River meets its delta for the first time in 20 years. One of our writers on the range Gary Wockner opines on the long-lost lovers.http://hcne.ws/COkiss
Satellite image courtesy NASA.

The Colorado River meets its delta for the first time in 20 years. One of our writers on the range Gary Wockner opines on the long-lost lovers.
http://hcne.ws/COkiss

Satellite image courtesy NASA.

May 22, 2014
Obama names newest U.S. monument: New Mexico's Organ Mountains

President Obama’s record on public lands protection has been spotty, but he just named a new U.S. monument: the Organ Mountains, a rugged, spectacular range overlooking Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. Of course, this designation is more about politics than cacti.

May 19, 2014
"The story of OR7 … has so far been remarkably hopeful — a testament to the resilience of wolves, to their skill at surviving in human dominated landscapes, and to their ability to recolonize old habitat."http://hcne.ws/OR7mate

"The story of OR7 … has so far been remarkably hopeful — a testament to the resilience of wolves, to their skill at surviving in human dominated landscapes, and to their ability to recolonize old habitat."
http://hcne.ws/OR7mate

May 14, 2014
What the president can do right now for conservation

"I believe that the whole sorry Bundy episode has given us an opportunity to renew our commitment to conservation. We can do that by calling on President Obama to take action to protect more of the special places on our public lands." — Bruce Babbitt, former Interior Department secretary

May 12, 2014
Should the humpback whale stay on the endangered species list? http://hcne.ws/1s7Xe74

Should the humpback whale stay on the endangered species list? http://hcne.ws/1s7Xe74

May 7, 2014
Will our ‘dam nation’ free its rivers? A striking new film explores the growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness: http://hcne.ws/1ijIWPw

Will our ‘dam nation’ free its rivers? A striking new film explores the growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness: http://hcne.ws/1ijIWPw

May 5, 2014
The biggest wildlife crossing you’ve never heard of: Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of central Washington, winding along a 15-mile stretch of interstate. The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, now under construction, aims to make that area less dangerous for humans and for wildlife. http://hcne.ws/1lIOMv2

The biggest wildlife crossing you’ve never heard of: Nestled in the Cascade Mountains of central Washington, winding along a 15-mile stretch of interstate. The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, now under construction, aims to make that area less dangerous for humans and for wildlife. http://hcne.ws/1lIOMv2

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