May 18, 2011
In its own way, the BOR report is a vision of the world gone to hell. In the west, of course, too little water will be our fate. The report’s...
May 11, 2011
Endangered species got a leg up this week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and an environmental group entered into an unusual settlement...
April 28, 2011
The FWS needs encouragement to focus on the science of protecting species, not on the politics of further imperiling them. Let’s give the agency the...
April 18, 2011
On July 21, a moratorium on staking new uranium and other hardrock mining claims, on over one million acres of public land near the Grand Canyon...
April 11, 2011
As darkness blanketed the land, two cunning predators made their move. Their thirst for blood was intense and, when the opportunity presented itself...
April 5, 2011
It wasn’t until recently, when I learned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning for the future of the refuges, and asking the public...
March 23, 2011
Despite what freshman Republican lawmakers would have us believe, giving a flying finch about the environment is very American.
March 16, 2011
The bottom line is that the current planning process is too complex, too time-consuming, and too fraught with unnecessary decisions and choices that...
March 8, 2011
The order is simply and unequivocally a good government measure. Lands with wilderness characteristics are a diminishing resource. Their destruction...
March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.