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Human Developments Are Wiping Out The West's Natural Land, Report Finds
The wild West is getting a lot less wild.
The Most Beautiful, Little-Known Spots in the American West
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The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse is in Our Hands
Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO
Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Oregon Was Founded As A Racist Utopia
When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black
California's Forgotten Civil War
Assistant Professor of History at Durham University (UK)
The tragedy of slavery and the trauma of the Civil War have left legacies with which all Americans, from coast to coast and everywhere in between, continue to live.
World Cadillac Desert
Historian and environmental strategist
is an extraordinary book. It summarizes how the federal government, doing the bidding of large farmers, manipulated water: capturing it and bringing it through concrete rivers, sometimes hundreds of miles long, to where it would irrigate the desert and make it bloom.
Touring Our Wild America
Executive Director, Sierra Club
We all need places where we can unwind in nature and connect with our family, friends, and community. My own favorite place to take our kids camping is only a few hours away from home, in a small state park with a beautiful old-growth redwood grove.
10 Western Ghost Towns (PHOTOS)
Celebrating America's Countryside
If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.
Southern Utah: Home Of Spectacular National Parks (PHOTOS)
Author, "Heroes of a Different Stripe: How One Town Responded ...
The national parks in southern Utah preserve this natural landscape for you and millions of visitors, as they have been doing for about 100 years.
Rufus Buck's Anti-Black History Month History Lesson
Novelist and essayist
The Rufus Buck gang were neither saints, nor victims. But they are part of our history -- the part we foolishly agree to ignore because it does not fit the normative view of who we ought to be.
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The Age of Thirst in the American West
Author, A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of th...
If you live in the Southwest or just about anywhere in the American West, you or your children and grandchildren could soon enough be facing the greatest water crisis in the history of civilization.
Delusion! Delusion! What Drought Is Over?
Emeritus professor of anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Is the drought in Southern California really over? Are we free to use water promiscuously like we have in the past? The answer is an emphatic no.
Plan ForYourArt May 7-12
Chinatown Openings Bart Exposito: Bends Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown) 6-8pm The artist's first solo show at the gallery
CULTURE & ARTS
Sendak creates creatures that look civilized, but act wild; or vice versa. Dragons read books, toads converse; bears play
Maps, Moose, and Museums
One project of the Fund is "Nature Mapping" (modeled on similar projects in Washington State and Oregon) that organizes people
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