Items by 'asta Bowen
The writer describes her thoughts as she witnessed the closing arguments of an asbestosis case in Libby, Montana.
A Montana teacher worries about the dark impulses that lead her schoolkids to deface a poster of a wolf, with an ink-drawn bullet through its forehead.
Montana's Bob Love - an "eco-logger" - runs a one-man selective logging business which demonstrates his love for trees.
The flood and fire that hit Grand Forks, N.D., when the Red River rose, raise a hard question: Why must communities face catastrophe before people come together as a "we"?
A review of "Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things" by John C. Ryan and Alan Thein Durning, which traces origins and costs to the environment of things we take for granted.
Native Americans and others are upset by a New York brewery's determination to market "Original Crazy Horse Malt Liquor."
- 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