Items by Tim Lydon
Tourism, sprawl and energy development have made Alaska less wild; now climate change is also altering the North
The West's gay teenagers are too often ignored -- abandoned by their families to live on the streets or in overcrowded homeless shelters.
OR-7, a young Oregon wolf, has logged some 1,000 miles in his journey through the West, becoming the first wild wolf seen in California since 1924.
The life-size statue of Jesus on Montana's Whitefish Mountain Resort may be loved by many, but it does not belong on public land.
Today's activists need to get more involved in protesting the environmental profiteering that is destroying our planet.
A wilderness ranger has spent the last 14 years coming to intimately know -- and love -- a remarkable corner of Alaska.
A landmark law passed 30 years ago settled Native land claims in Alaska in ingenious and still-controversial ways.
An Alaskan wilderness ranger believes humans can co-exist with wolves, despite anti-wolf hysteria in the Northern Rockies.
An Alaskan wilderness ranger wonders how tourists can look at melting glaciers and not believe in climate change.
Earth Day, which was first celebrated 40 years ago, was largely created by Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin who fought hard for environmental laws.
What might seem like a grisly discovery – a deer killed by a mountain lion – confirms the place of all living things, including humans, in the circle of life.
Tim Lydon tells how Juneau, Alaska, cut its energy consumption by over 40 percent when its electricity supply was interrupted by avalanches.
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