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Biodiversity

Egged on by industry lobbyists, Interior Dept. weakens bird protections

Did oil lobbyists succeed in crippling the Migratory Bird Treaty Act so they could no longer be prosecuted for killing birds?

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Biodiversity

What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods?

How important are California’s Redwood and Giant Sequoia forests as carbon sinks? Should they be actively managed or left alone?

Read: What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods? — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska

Prompted by two indigenous teenagers, the Alaska Federation of Natives declares a climate emergency. Will the next generation combine a love of their natural environment with political leadership?

Source: Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska (Raised voices) — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Cost of Carbon – Protect Our Winters

Should outdoorists use carbon offsets and renewable energy credits as a tool to take action even if our lifestyles are still imperfect?

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Water

Montana’s water rights fractured by new development

Do water rights become unenforceable when land is subdivided for housing development?

Read: Montana’s water rights fractured by new development — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Nevada Governor’s Executive Order on Climate Change

The Nature Conservancy is hopeful that Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive includes consideration of natural climate solutions.

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Public Lands

NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short

How did the National Environmental Policy Act come to pass, and how has it changed?

Read: NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Yampa River Fund

Can a water fund mitigate the effects of climate change on the Yampa river in Colorado?

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Recreation

Climbing Has Gone Mainstream

Will the popularity of climbing be a help or hindrance to conservation and sustainable use of public lands?

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Public Lands

The Roadless Rule and the Tongass National Forest

Photo by  U.S. Forest Service

Photo by U.S. Forest Service

Why are outdoorists concerned about the Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest in Alaska, and what are they doing about it?

Link: The Roadless Rule and the Tongass National Forest