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  • Utah's ancient Lake Bonneville holds clues to the West's changing climate

    Utah's ancient Lake Bonneville holds clues to the West's changing climate

    In Utah, scientists are exploring the site of a long-vanished inland sea called Lake Bonneville to understand the West's past - and future - climate.

  • Of sense and salinity: A swim in the Great Salt Lake

    Of sense and salinity: A swim in the Great Salt Lake

    Open-water swimmers revive historical swimming routes in Utah's dead sea

  • Prowling the back spaces of the West

    Inside an abandoned Air Force base on the Nevada-Utah border, the Center for Land Use Interpretation houses a remarkable museum of the West's human landscapes.

  • The Great Salt Lake's dirty little secret

    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

  • The Latest Bounce

    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

  • In Search of Solidarity

    Some activists hope that the current hard times facing both workers and the environment will resurrect the strong alliances that once existed between greens and labor unions

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