Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration has defunded the Experimental Lakes Area, where Canadian and U.S. scientists have made important discoveries regarding acid rain, mercury deposition and other pollutants.
by Peter Andrey Smith,
Dec 24, 2012
The gadgets we attach to wild animals and fish include radio transmitters, microchips, acoustic tags, geolocators and accelerometers.
by Ray Ring,
Dec 10, 2012
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is loaded with mercury, and
scientists are trying to figure out whether Nevada’s gold
mines are part of the problem
by Patrick Farrell,
Aug 08, 2005
Forest Service accidentally cuts a designated botanical
area in southwest Oregon; California, New Mexico and Oregon sue
Bush administration over repeal of Roadless Rule; Utah won’t
let group test Great Salt Lake fish for mercury; BLM admits grazing
regs need more work
by Jodi Peterson,
Sep 19, 2005
Nasty chemicals in the Western air; drilling dust; EPA
gets tougher on mercury; wildlife agency reconsiders habitat for
Canada lynx and protection for sage grouse and white-tailed prairie
dogs; and Grand Canyon gets a man-made flood.
by Sarah Gilman,
Mar 17, 2008
In Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, Jeff Goodell reveals how
the sausage is made when it comes to the primary source of America’s electricity.
by Allen Best,
Apr 16, 2007
The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.
by Jeremy Miller,
Jan 19, 2010
Year after year, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has stood squarely in the path of every attempt to reform the 1872 Mining Law. Plus: The Energy Department wants to dump tons of deadly mercury, most likely in the West.
by Ray Ring ,
Aug 03, 2009
Wildfires across the West release surprising amounts of
by Kat Leitzell,
Nov 09, 2007
Richard Pombo wants new offshore drilling; Nevada gold
mines spew mercury across West; grazing fees don’t pay for
program; judge slams Forest Service over refusal to look at
environmental impacts of fire retardant
by Matt Jenkins,
Nov 28, 2005