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Developing Countries Lead the Way in Mobile-Health Technologies
Feb. 4, 2015 – 1776.vc: Imagine being able to carry one of today’s most powerful diagnostic tools in your pocket—a medical device that will tell you if a pregnant woman’s fetus is developing healthily, if an injured soldier requires immediate evacuation or if a mountain climber is suffering from pulmonary edema.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint
about.com: The choices we make in our everyday lives have a profound effect on our environment, but there are simple actions you can take to reduce that impact. Here’s a list of 10 ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint to get you started.

Attacks Grab Headlines, but No Evidence of Rising Human-Grizzly Encounters
Aug. 5, 2010 – nytimes.com: 

Despite recent high-profile attacks by grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area that have killed two people and left two others seriously injured, wildlife officials say human-bear encounters are not on the upswing, and that such events remain “very, very rare.”

75 years on, effort to create U.S.-Mexico park hampered by security concerns
June 24, 2010 – nytimes.com: 
It’s an idea that’s been in the making for three-quarters of a century, but the creation of an international park along the U.S.-Mexico border is still nothing more than a notion. 
The latest obstacle: security concerns stemming from the recent surge in violence in Mexico and the border region.

Experts pin hopes on cutting, burning to save West’s dying aspen
Oct. 15, 2009 – nytimes.com: 
Nothing signifies fall in the Rocky Mountains like the golden leaves of its aspen trees. And each spring, the return of the aspens’ green leaves shimmering in the wind is a welcome sight, particularly after a long winter. 
But for the last decade, these majestic, white-barked trees have been fading away, victims of what scientists have dubbed “sudden aspen decline,” or SAD.

Changes predicted for iconic parks in face of warming atmosphere


Aug. 27, 2009 – Land Letter: 
ESTES PARK, Colo. — Climate change threatens the very existence of some of America’s most treasured national parks and could dramatically alter the landscapes and ecosystems for which others are famous, unless steps are taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the consequences of global warming.

Pristine Bristol Bay watershed could see new mining under BLM proposal


July 23, 2009 – Land Letter
: A Bureau of Land Management proposal to open 1.1 million acres of prime wolf, bear and salmon habitat in southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could become federal policy with the stroke of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s pen.

A numbers game: What the technical work surrounding the Interbasin Compact process reveals


Spring 2009 – Headwaters: As Colorado heeds forecasts that its communities and industries are outgrowing water supplies, both water providers and users have come to the table to lay down their cards. In order to play their collective hands wisely, they are hard at work putting everything down on paper. Painstaking evaluations and number-crunching may prove integral to future decision-making.

Big Sky State makes play to be a CO2 importer
April 30, 2009 – nytimes.com
: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) has some big ideas for the role the Big Sky State could play in helping to create cleaner skies in a carbon-limited future.

Questions persist about seepage into Colo.’s Divide Creek
March 26, 2009 – Land Letter: Local authorities have agreed to investigate concerns that gas produced as a result of energy development may be contaminating ground and surface water in the West Divide Creek area on Colorado’s Western Slope. If the concerns prove valid, the Garfield County Commission could ask the state to reimpose a drilling moratorium in the area, which was the site of a natural gas seep in 2004.

Eminent domain’s poster children – Ranchers fight a military proposal to expand training ground in southeastern Colorado
Oct. 15, 2007 – High Country News: Antelope peer out from behind a cluster of wild sunflowers growing along the dusty dirt roads of southeastern Colorado, a place where you can still find wagon ruts left over from travelers on the Old Santa Fe Trail. On the walls of redrock canyons there are centuries-old petroglyphs.

Global Gobbling
May 31, 2001 – Entrepreneur: Imagine sinking your teeth into a juicy hamburger topped with crispy bacon and ripe pineapple slices. Wiping a glob of dressing from your lip, you eye dessert: peach mango pie.