Jonathan Allen's story for Reuters about the faceted conflict between Nevada ranchers and tortoises banged my chimes. Kudos to Allen; kudos to his editors; and kudos to Reuters. It may be too long for the Tweet-minded, and the topic may be off anyone else's radar, but I really enjoyed it.
The lead reads:
(Reuters) - When the U.S. government declared the Mojave desert tortoise an endangered species in 1989, it effectively marked the cattle ranchers of Nevada's Clark County for extinction.