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A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty

An energy company with a history of environmental violations is conducting exploratory drilling in the Yukon Flats.
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A hallucinogenic toad in peril

How a Sonoran Desert species got caught up in the commodification of spiritual awakening.
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Hotels for those left unhoused by wildfires

As climate change ratchets up wildfire intensity, an Oregon program provides a step toward home.
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Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup

As the state tries to reform its relationship to drilling, an expensive task awaits.
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Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?

Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.
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Border wall scars: ‘It feels like if someone got a knife and dragged it across my heart'

Tribal leaders and Borderlands communities reflect on their fruitless struggle to stop the wall.
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New wind projects power local budgets in Wyoming

As the pandemic hit the fossil fuel industry, renewable energy projects filled community coffers.
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The battle for the Black Hills

Nick Tilsen was arrested for protesting President Trump at Mount Rushmore. Now, his legal troubles are part of a legacy.
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A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes

Climate change is making landslides more likely and preparation vital.
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Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years

From legal decisions to on-the-ground policies, Indigenous lawyers describe the administration’s tactics as an “onslaught” removing federal protections of land and wildlife.
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