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Colorado River

Rivers and climate change: A BOR report sees the future

Posted: 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...
Lesser prairie-chicken

Endangered species: Enviros score 251

Posted: 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...

Endangered species: Swapping science for politics

Posted: 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...
Kaibab National Forest

Grand Canyon: Time is running out

Posted: 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...
Energy, Forests, Water
Gray wolves

Endangered species: Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Posted: 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...

National Wildlife Refuges: Keeping the wild in them

Posted: 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...
Statue of Liberty with solar light

Conservation: Red, white and blue is the new green

Posted: March 23, 2011
Despite what freshman Republican lawmakers would have us believe, giving a flying finch about the environment is very American.

Draft Forest Planning Rule: Public comment ideas

Posted: 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...

Wild Lands: Talking to Congress about the new order

Posted: March 8, 2011
The order is simply and unequivocally a good government measure. Lands with wilderness characteristics are a diminishing resource. Their destruction...
Renewable energy farm

Sustainable energy: How green is your wind farm?

Posted: March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.
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