Items by John Krist
John Krist says the movie Apocalypto, about the decline of the Maya in central America, has lessons for today
In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical glaciers
Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Grizzly Man, takes a thoughtful look at the life and death of Timothy Treadwell, an amateur bear biologist who was killed and eaten by an Alaskan grizzly
The writer calls the documentary "Grizzly Man" a fascinating exploration of one man’s doomed love for bears
The writer says San Francisco has been milking a cash cow from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir inside Yosemite National Park
The writer criticizes the Forest Service for selling a logging plan in California with Montana photos
John Krist tells about the movement in California to take down a dam and restore Hetch Hetchy Valley near Yosemite
John Krist sees parallels today with the prejudice that forced Japanese Americans into camps during World War II.
John Krist writes an appreciation of the late David Lavender, an unsentimental historian of the West
None of the reporters covering the prospect of drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have gotten the numbers right on how much oil might actually be there
To many people who care about the West's publicly owned lands, the Nov. 5 election results fell somewhere between disastrous and catastrophic.
California anvironmentalists are pleased that the Bureau of Reclamation has given up on completing the planned Auburn Dam for the Middle Fork of the American River.