A land swap set up by Plum Creek Timber Co., the Forest
Service and eight environmental groups will protect some of the
last old growth remaining in Washington's Gifford Pinchot National
Citing a climate of threatening, "irresponsible
fed-bashing" that made it almost impossible for her to do her job,
supervisor Gloria Flora resigns from her job overseeing Nevada's
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
A new hunters' group called the Friends of the Northern
Yellowstone Elk Herd is blaming wolves for the recent drop in the
population of the park's northern elk herd.
Chronic wasting disease strikes elk in Mont.; Columbia
River's Hanford Reach now part of Saddle Mtn. wildlife refuge;
Puget Sound bull trout listed as endangered; a bill is passed to
give $3 billion for land purchases and wildlife conservation
As many as 50,000 protesters are expected at the World
Trade Organization conference in Seattle, Wash., demanding that
global trade rules must take into account environmental, labor,
safety and human rights protections.
The Park Service says that a new Las Vegas airport,
planned for a site 10 miles from California's Mojave National
Preserve, will ruin the "solace and quiet" of the desert.
Environmentalists, federal agencies and area Indian tribes
are pushing to decommission 90-year-old Fossil Creek Dam and its
two small hydropower plants near Strawberry, Ariz.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the
little-known agency that handles hydroelectric project