Items by Richard

Homesick for nowhere
Homesick for nowhere
An Oregon man finds his sense of place in the Zumwalt Prairie.
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
The Prometheus Tree in Nevada was nearly 5,000 years old when it was cut down. It could have lived a lot longer.
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
U.S. conservation of the endangered big cats depends on their populations in Mexico.
The neglected history that began in the Utah desert
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
Of cars, booze, guns and angry mothers
Of cars, booze, guns and angry mothers
It's time to get MADD about gun violence.
Ocelots in Arizona?
Ocelots in Arizona?
The first confirmed ocelot sighting in Arizona in 50 years spurs an update of a federal recovery plan.
Awww ...
Only reform in Mexico can stop the exodus to America
Richard Collins, a field biologist from Arizona, visits Mexico and concludes that only reform there can stop the exodus to the United States
We need to talk about why some minorities lag behind
The writer says he's not being racist when he insists on talking about minority cultures and why they lag behind
When a forest goes feral, it’s time for volunteers
The writer says volunteers who help manage the Roosevelt National Forest see their work almost as recreation
Global warming brings a clash of civilizations
The writers call global warming the one issue we can’t afford to duck
Why I'm running: Immigration is the environmental issue
The author explains that he is running for the Sierra Club’s board of directors in order to get the club to tackle the problem of immigration
Why I’m running: Immigration is the ultimate environmental issue
Richard Lamm, former Colorado governor, says he’s running for the Sierra Club board because all environmental organizations must face the compelling issues of over-population and immigration
Republicans should take an honest look at Bush
Republicans should take an honest look at Bush