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By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out. This year, pervasive forest fires destroyed…
Tensions between ranchers and environmentalists are nothing new in the American West, but in New Mexico’s Sacramento Mountains, climate change could be magnifying them. In the past few decades, the government has designated several native species of animal and plant…
President Trump made another surprising policy reversal when he told a group of mostly Midwestern lawmakers on Thursday that he is open to rejoining a sweeping trade deal with Asian nations. Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas joins Judy Woodruff…
President Trump's efforts to change the terms of NAFTA have divided farmers and ranchers, who depend, in different ways, on global trade. Special correspondent Grant Gerlock of NET traveled around the state to hear their perspective on the ways the…
By PBS NewsHour
Ranchers in Arizona have seen plenty of changes along the southern U.S. border over the years. But they say their biggest concern is not immigration, but a rise in drug and human trafficking. We hear their story in a new…
By John Rosman and Conrad Wilson, OPB
Four people remain inside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns, Oregon, the FBI said during a press conference Thursday evening. The FBI also provided new details about the death of LaVoy Finicum, one of the armed occupiers who…
Armed protesters have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon in protest of federal control of western ranch lands and the treatment of two Oregon ranchers. William Brangham gets an update from Amanda Peacher of Oregon Public Broadcasting.
New Mexicans weigh slaughter of wild horses as solution to overpopulation…
For the first time in years, hunting season for the once-endangered gray wolf is underway in Idaho and Montana to reduce the predator's population. Cattle ranchers say the hunts are necessary to protect their herds, but environmentalists disagree. Science correspondent…
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