November 25, 1996
Idaho's beautiful Silver Valley and Lake Coeur d'Alene build a new resort economy on a toxic stew of mining waste.
The Utah trial of eight North Star employees in the death of Arizona teenager Aaron Bacon on a "tough-love" wilderness program ends with only the field instructor, Craig Fisher, guilty as charged.
Washington's Centralia Coal Plant want $80 million in tax breaks to stop polluting the air over Mount Rainier.
Small-town doctor and environmentalist Patrick Shipsey shoots 11 cows in John Day, Ore., and accidentally kills a ballot measure that would have removed cattle from polluted streams.
An Idaho county jury assesses $1.15 million in damages against 12 Earth First! Cove-Mallard protesters.
In New Mexico, Forest Guardians and the Southwest Environmental Center succeed in winning a bid for a tract of state land on the Rio Puerco River.
Six young condors now in a holding pen in Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs will be the first condors to live on the Colorado Plateau since 1924.
More than 4,000 fish are killed by sediment when an irrigation company drains its reservoir on Colorado's Poudre River.
Marti Calabretta directs the cleanup of Canyon Creek, one of the most polluted tributaries of the Coeur d'Alene River.
In his own words, Coeur d'Alene tribal councilman Henry SiJohn decries the pollution of a sacred place.
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Tom McCall on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought