Items by Tom Wolf
The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.
After Los Angeles wins an award for its great-tasting water, Tom Wolf recalls how he and some friends got the notion to try to spice up the city’s water supply with a little LSD in the 1960s.
Tom Wolf talks to his 90-year-old mother about the Great Depression and the big dams that were built in the West in the 1930s.
Former Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Floyd E. Dominy, looks back on his dam-building days without any apologies or regrets.
We proudly say that ours is a government of laws, not of men. But there are times when we expect too much of laws and not enough of women and men. This is the case with the failure of the Endangered Species Act.
From roughly 1970 through 1985, the beef industry put money and research into improving productivity instead of learning the marketing techniques that would have addressed America's changing eating habits -- and now it's in trouble.
Endangered species biologist Tim Clark has chosen to occupy a world rife with contradictions, politics and emotion.
Forest Service Chief Max Peterson comes to Casper, Wyo., and San Francisco, Calif., to speak about recreational user fees, logging subsidies and other controversial issues.
If James Watt doesn't have the political touch to become Wyoming's next governor, who does? Perhaps the best clue can be found by looking at the present Governor, Ed Herschler, a Democrat.
James Watt has as little chance of becoming governor of Wyoming as he has of being reappointed Secretary of Interior.
Before even one complete forest plan emerged from 1979 regulations, which were the product of compromises between environmentalists and industry, the Reagan administration began to undermine them.
Wyoming's Industrial Development Information and Siting Act of 1975 has helped the town of Wheatland cope with construction of a giant coal-fired power plant. But the law hasn't been able to address familiar boom-town social ills.
- The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
- Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
- Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
- Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
- Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle