Items by Ben Long
Toxic algae blooms, the result of warmer temperatures, ag and septic runoff, are fouling lakes and ponds across America. Yuck.
The Interior Secretary nominee's background sets her apart from the vast majority of previous Secretaries. Is that good?
America’s public estate can be claimed as the legacy of both parties. In denying that legacy, the GOP is cutting its own throat
Congress is short-sighted when it tries to add loopholes to the Farm Bill that remove clean water safeguards
Author, hunter and foodie Steven Rinella probes the question, when is it hunting right, and when is it wrong?
Sportsmen are growing fed up with a system that lets private organizations pocket millions off the state's wildlife
Typically, Disney films feature unflattering stereotypes of brutish hunters and passive princesses. Brave is a delightful exception.
Tucson, Ariz., is joining the list of western cities getting shafted by the out-of-date 1872 General Mining Law.
An early encounter with the wily bull trout teaches an angler lifelong respect for this rare fish, and for the Endangered Species Act that helps keep it alive.
The Endangered Species Act is more flexible than it gets credit for, particularly for those who would eat endangered fish like bull trout
Utah's costly anti-coyote effort is one of several biologically bankrupt schemes cooked up by Sportsmen for Wildlife
Scientists' warnings, greedy special interests, a confused public: The climate change fight reflects efforts to save the bison 100 years ago
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is in retreat over its longstanding support for the Mallard-Larkin Wilderness
Fish and Game scandal demonstrates growing influence of cronyism and big money in American wildlife policy
The state is expected to reach a million residents in 2012 -- there's debate on if that's a good thing or not
A soldier's encounter with an angry buffalo in the Vietnam War taught him to put life's challenges in perspective.
- William Mullane on How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho
- 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