Items by James Bishop Jr.

Closing the loop
On the Navajo Reservation, Indigenous Community Enterprises is using thinned small trees from fire-prone, overgrown forests to build hogans for housing - and the tribal economy as well.
Bones of Contention
Anthropologist Christy Turner has stirred up a lot of controversy with his book, "Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest."
A giant plume into the air
The controversial Mohave power plant in Laughlin, Nev., is a huge operation that provides pollution as well as power to the Southwest.
New rules seek to cap canyon flights
The Clinton administration's attempt to increase flight-free zones in Grand Canyon upsets air-tour operators and conservationists who say the new rules aren't tough enough.
Pact promises cleaner canyon air
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission issues an ambitious proposed air-quality cleanup blueprint for the Colorado Plateau.
Here's a chance to speak up for clean air
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gives people a chance to comment on the need to clean up the air in Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau.
The West is hard at work, destroying its past
Grand Canyon Trust report shows Colorado Plateau archaeological sites being vandalized at an alarming rate.
Who speaks for the Colorado Plateau?
Grand Canyon Trust uses non-confrontational style to help shape future of the Southwest's Colorado Plateau.
Tribe wins back stolen water
A century-long battle for water rights waged by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona ended as Western film rarely do: The Indians won.
Everett Ruess: 'I have really lived'
Unless he returns to tell it himself, we'll never know his fate for certain, but it appears that he began to realize that his love of wilderness, his quest for oneness with nature, had him trapped. He knew he could never go back.
Group wants to bag the Animal Damage Control Agency
Tucson, Ariz.-based Wildlife Damage Review spreads the word about how taxpayers finance the killing of predators.