Items by Rosemary Winters

Uranium mill or dump?
The White Mesa Ute Reservation near Blanding, Utah, is fighting a nearby International Uranium Corporation mill that some say is really a poorly disguised hazardous waste dump
Mormonism 101: A primer for gentiles
The Mormon Church, founded by Joseph Smith in the early 19th century, has a distinctive set of doctrines, theology and church governance
Being Green in the Land of the Saints
Mormons are often stereotyped as conservative anti-environmentalists, but Utah activists Richard Ingebretsen and Chris Peterson of the Glen Canyon Institute want to convince fellow believers that it’s OK to be green
Urban planners look to farmland to feed industrial growth
Portland, Ore., is bursting at the seams, and urban planners are starting to covet the Willamette Valley’s farmland
Hatchery runaways add to concerns about fish farms
Farm-raised Atlantic salmon have escaped into Scatter Creek near Olympia, Wash.fish
Couple buys state land to block development
Peter Lawson and Anne Wilson buy 1,280 acres of Utah state school-trust land to save Mary Jane Canyon from development
Film sheds light on sacred spaces
In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America's Sacred Lands, produced and directed by Christopher McLeod, exposes the obstacles American Indians face when trying to protect their sacred places
Former employees blow the whistle on Nevada mine
Two former employees say they were fired by Newmont Mining Corporation for blowing the whistle on pollution and other problems at the Lone Tree gold mine near Winnemucca, Nev
Project puts tribal lands back on the map
The Indigenous Communities Mapping Initiative combines Native American and Western methods to track down and document ancestral lands
Judge says Klamath plan needs revisions
The Bureau of Reclamation’s management plan for the Klamath River Basin has been sent back to the drawing board
Hood River dam’s days are numbered
Pacificorp has agreed to remove the Powerdale Dam on Oregon’s Hood River in 2010
Water bottles flood landfills
A nonprofit group, Californians Against Waste, is trying to double the state’s recycling deposits on beverage containers, but the industry is fighting attempts to put a bill through Congress
Colorado Supreme Court turns tide in favor of kayakers
Three Colorado towns have won water rights for kayaking courses, making the state one of the few that recognize in-stream water rights for recreation, and worrying traditional water users
Park Service guts budget to fight terrorism
The Park Service will cut millions of dollars in trail and building repairs to cover its share of the "war on terror"
Enviros squash plan to kill crickets
In Idaho, environmentalists sue to prevent the widespread spraying of pesticides