Items by Judith Lewis
The Forest Service finally assesses the impacts of fire retardant chemicals, but never answers the question of how useful they really are.
California Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee questions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the safety of the state’s nuclear plants.
Environmentalists like the tone of the Forest Service's new draft planning rule, but worry about how - and if - it will be enforced on the ground.
A closer look at Obama's impact on federal judges, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Energy Department and the Forest Service, as well as his administration's approach to science and secrecy.
Not everybody is happy, but the Obama administration is making slow but steady progress in dealing with the West's environmental issues.
Although most Nevadans seemed in favor of a hardrock mining tax increase, an initiative that proposed to do just that never made it to the ballot.
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
What would happen if a killer storm like the one that walloped the West in 1862 hit California today?
Steve Haze is determined to restore California's long-vanished Tulare Lake, and now it seems that his dream might finally come true.
Not all environmentalists believe that pumped hydroelectric storage projects are a good way to achieve more renewable energy.
Governor unveils "fantastic news" for all Californians -- except park staff slated to lose their jobs.
- Regina Johnson on Grass-fed beef can be good 365 days a year
- Charles Fox on Grass-fed beef can be good 365 days a year
- Rex Johnson Jr on How to pass a wilderness bill in 2014
- April Warwick on Sweeping new rule for Alaska's predator control
- David Lichtenstein on The paradox of the housing boom and bust