Environment
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Ranchers occupy Oregon wildlife reserve to defend land-use rights

Environment
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/04/16, 11:34 am

The isolated Western town of Burns, Ore., waits in worry today over what might happen next between the federal government and angry ranchers taking a stand for land rights. 

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In Paris, everyone's on board the global warming bandwagon

Environment
by Jim Henry
Posted 12/03/15, 04:20 pm

For these first two weeks of December, Paris is the scene of a city within a city. As many as 50,000 people from nearly 200 countries have descended on the French capital for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Representatives from government, business and nonprofit organizations are seeking to hammer out a deal that will cap greenhouse gas emissions thatsome scientists say contribute to global warming. But critics say the much-touted summit will only generate more hot air.

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Photo by Emily Belz

Blowing their tops

Environment | As West Virginia’s coal industry declines and jobs evaporate, is detonating mountaintops good stewardship?
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/30/15, 01:00 am

WEST VIRGINIA—Bo Webb knows when his family arrived in West Virginia: 1821. He lives where his family has long lived, in Peachtree Hollow in coal country. The mountains press close to the roads, which are lined with old storefront Pentecostal and Baptist churches. The towns around here, like Eunice, are named after coal mining executives’ wives, mothers, and sisters. Children play football in a field next to a coal processing facility.

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