The Forest Service blames environmentalists for this
summer's catastrophic Western wildfires, and although Greens reply
that the agency is actually at fault, the push for more logging is
growing in Congress.
Endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow; Park Service
deliberating about snowmobiles; Thomas Slonake's resignation from
Indian Trust Accounts forced; Organization of American States'
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Mary and Carrie
Tension is rising between Mexico and the U.S. over the
little water left in the drought-stricken Rio Grande.
The planned Joshua Hills development in Southern
California could hurt neighboring Joshua Tree National Park and the
Coacella Valley Preserve, the only remaining home of the endangered
Firefighters are worried that a lawsuit filed against the
Forest Service, blaming the agency for the loss of homes near
Connor, Mont., may make it harder to use backfires to fight
A draft policy released by the National Marine Fisheries
Service in July does little to resolve the controversy over whether
hatchery salmon and steelhead deserve equal protection with wild
In California, the International Mountain Bicycling
Association is leery of a new proposal to designate two and half
million acres of wilderness in the state.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., is in hot
water over his attempt to appeal-proof a controversial thinning
project in his home state, but the situation is more complicated
than his gleeful Republican opponents admit.