Items by Jon Christensen
A reporter chronicles the strange happenings (that we shouldn't know about) at the top-secret Nevada Test Site.
Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary launches an "openness initiative' that reveals the DOE's sordid past.
'Goldfield: The last Gold Rush on the Western Frontier' by Sally Zanjani showcases a boomtown with a thousand stories.
A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.
People for the West! stages a protest a BLM decision to allow a massive copper mining project in the historic Robinson mining district is appealed
The Nevada Legislature refuses the temptation of millions in federal funds by opposing the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mt.
The atomic age began with a big bang. The buildup to the Cold War took place in a few short years. But the struggle over its legacy and lessons for humanity have just begun.
A handful of Western Shoshones have declared independence from the United States at the remote northern Nevada ranch of Carrie and Mary Dann.
Until recently, Las Vegas appeared to be thriving on its unique brand of illusion, while the rest of the country wallowed in a deepening recession. Now hard times have come to Glitter Gulch and the Strip, too, once thought immune to economic doldrums.
The nuclear industry is betting nearly a million dollars that Nevadans can learn to love a nuclear waste dump.
As a full moon slipped behind the rugged peaks of the Toquima Range, the first light of dawn illuminated a meadow where uniformed Forest Service rangers were saddling horses. Their mission was to round up unauthorized cattle on the Toiyabe National Forest in remote central Nevada.
For many of the Navy and Air Force pilots who would fly deadly missions in Operation Desert Storm, their first experience with live bombs was in the Nevada desert.
When 2,500 anti-nuclear protesters came here to vex the Nevada Test Site early in January, probably the last thing they expected was a lecture on democracy from their Soviet counterparts in the peace movement.
- Ricardo Small on In Arizona, the people move ahead of the politicians
- Dean Nyffeler on New data released on violent threats to federal employees
- John Crosse on The Los Angeles wetland wars
- John Worlock on The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy
- Andy Grosland on The pain thief of Spokane