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County fair is not just for kids

Hundreds of adults compete annually

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind area...

Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho – More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries because of warming water temper...

Humanure: At the frontier of composting

Durango man sees widespread potential for waterless toilets

Erosion from Weber Fire harming Mancos farms

New pipeline will prevent ditch flooding

Good Earth Briefs

Farmers, ranchers paid for conservation Beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland w...

New rule to protect streams near coal mines

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation’s streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistanc...

Milkweed creates monarch habitat

One of the most widely recognized butterflies in North America, the monarch, is disappearing fast. Most of that decline is blamed on changing land use, but property owners can help shore up ...

Small changes can shrink your carbon footprint

Small behavioral changes can soften your impact

Good Earth Briefs

Toddlers, preschoolers can explore nature A program tailored to toddlers and preschoolers will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7 at Denny Lake in Cortez. ...

Stress from heat, drought on fish spurs push to reduce kills

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West. A recent survey of the lower reaches of 54 river...

‘Roaming Wild’ looks at wild horses in the West

Film, fundraiser hope to raise awareness of their struggle