Interstate 25 Northbound near Larkspur is reopen after a massive traffic accident this morning forced its closure for about four hours today…U.S. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell says forests have had bark beetle epidemics before but never one this large and not one that has spread so fast…and, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ordering federal land managers to consider conservation as the primary focus of some 27 million acres of public lands in the West.

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. The case is being closely watched and a ruling is set for next month.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California’s Central Valley.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Artist Jennifer Rodgers’ father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Artist Jennifer Rodgers’ father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007′s tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The main character in Aleksandar Hemon’s new book is a hapless screenwriter who’s never faced real hardship. But after an affair with a Bosnian refugee, he can no longer avoid the realities of war.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The Montreal singer-songwriter’s brain seems to overflow with wise and exacting ways to reflect on the way hearts work.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · What sets the Battles mastermind’s new album apart is its playfulness — the feeling that experimenting with sound is a joyful game rather than an academic exercise.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.
 

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