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Beavers Help Restore River Ecosystems

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to on...

Conservation Is a Hispanic Value

Maite Arce | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

This is our shared heritage, and Latinos are ready to vote to protect it.

For the Love of Country

Javier Sierra | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Among us Hispanics nothing defines our ties to nature, to the divine creation better than the amor por el terruño, or loosely translated, our love of country, an often spiritual connection with the land that sees us grow, that nurtures us, that gives us life.

Obama Administration Plans Solar Push For Western States

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on pub...

Bank Robberies Most Likely To Happen On Fridays, FBI Says

Reuters | ELLEN WULFHORST | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Bank robberies in the United States take place most often in mid-morning, on Fridays and in southern and western states, according to gov...

Western States Brace For Grasshopper Infestation

AP | MATT JOYCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Study Reveals That Women In Western States Breastfeed More Than Eastern States | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Climate Change Plus West Coast = Climatopia?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kim Cranston

The west coast of North America may increasingly be one of the most habitable, "green," and economically vibrant regions in North America and the planet.

Message from a Bomber

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Kaplan

Ted Kaczynski will spend the rest of his life in the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Some admirers have cast him as an eco-anarchist, fighting to protect nature. This seems a romantic fiction.

Obama pitches self in new ad; McCain hits tax plan

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RENO, Nev. — Democratic candidate Barack Obama began his closing argument for the presidency Saturday by asking voters to look to the future whi...

Gas Back Below $4, Except In Western States

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CAMARILLO, Calif. — A national survey shows gas prices continue dropping across the nation. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline a...

McCain's Rise May Upset Democrats' Western Strategy

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Democrats, 2008 was supposed to be the year of the Mountain West, when three years of relentless Republican attacks on undocumented immigrants wou...

Democrats Roaring Back In Western States

The Oregonian | Charles Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., was one of the first, deciding in 2004 that it would be more fun to ride his tricked-out Harley than run for re...

Administration Push For Oil And Gas Drilling Holes In GOP Western Base

Washington Post | Karl Vick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Bush administration's aggressive drive to promote oil and gas drilling on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains has sparked growing anger here ...