September 27, 1999
A hike through the old growth of Olympic National Park with former millworker Jim Podlesny reveals more than one way to look at a giant Douglas-fir, and also at the life of a one-time logging community.
A boom in coalbed methane gas development in Wyoming's Powder River Basin could have the strange side effect of bringing more water to the surface than the ecosystem can cope with.
Helen Chenoweth to wed Wayne Hage; Wash.'s Dawn Mining Co. can't use radioactive dirt to fill old uranium mine; Baca Ranch, N.M., to be sold to feds; a water block for Cyprus Amax mine in western Colo.; trophy home near Columbia River Gorge must be moved
Chronic wasting disease is slowly spreading among the West's deer and elk herds, and some fear that game farms are partly to blame for the transmission of the deadly disease.
The Crow Tribe plans to capture 550 elk that roam from its Montana reservation down into Wyoming, and critics say that the tribe's foray into game ranching is a plan to steal the public's wildlife.
Flamboyant Wyoming attorney Gerry Spence is at the head of a legal challenge to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's plan to build a nuclear-waste incinerator, which Wyoming residents fear could send emissions into their state.
A revival of interest in explorers Lewis and Clark raises questions about how to handle increased tourism on the National Historic Trail through Montana - as well as questions about how the history should be told.
Michael Collier's photos will be shown as part of the Glen Canyon Institute's fifth annual fall conference.
The Denver-based Citizens Coal Council charges the federal office of Surface Mining with being just a pawn of the mining industry.
Historian Mark Fiege's book, "Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West," describes southern Idaho as a hybrid habitat that reveals a complicated reciprocal relationship between people and nature.
An Earth First!-related group in Eugene, Ore., called Red Cloud Thunder, has published its fourth issue of a 20-page "zine called "Expletive deleted."
The Conservation Fund is working with local ranchers to remove cattle from Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
A workshop on environmental protection and growth management in the West will be held Oct. 29-30 in Denver, Colo.
Despite growing public support for more wilderness, Congress is unlikely to add any acreage, for a variety of political and even philosophical reasons.
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