The chief of Recreation Equipment Inc. has worked hard to support conservation and get people of all ages and colors outside. Can she do the same at the Department of Interior?
by Greg Hanscom,
Mar 04, 2013
Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.
by Janine Blaeloch,
Apr 11, 2012
The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.
by Emilene Ostline,
Jan 08, 2012
There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.
by Mary Ellen Hannibal,
Dec 30, 2011
Fire and flood, snowstorms and droughts, downburst winds and desert haboobs -- 2011 brought incredibly wacky weather to the West.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Dec 25, 2011
Obama isn't the fierce environmental leader many hoped for, but some good things are happening despite right-wing opposition and the ongoing recession.
by Paul Larmer,
Dec 11, 2011
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a twelfth-generation Latino-American, works politely and quietly but stubbornly to protect the West’s environment in polarized times.
by Kate Sheppard,
Dec 11, 2011
Amazing, isn't it, how really wacky arguments against a thing can turn you into an unwilling supporter of it – in this case, artist Christo’s project to drape Colorado's Arkansas River.
by Ed Quillen,
Nov 24, 2011
The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.
by Sarah Gilman,
Nov 15, 2011
For 18 years, Westerners have been arguing about BLM’s wilderness-worthy land; now, the Obama administration has stepped in.
by Matt Jenkins,
May 17, 2011