January 20, 1997
Honeybees across the West - and the nation - are dying in huge numbers, and some think a pesticide, methyl parathion, may be the primary killer.
The FAA's new rules for overflights at Grand Canyon will not ease the noise problem at all, critics say.
Environmentalists sue to stop Yellowstone park rangers from slaughtering bison that stray beyond park boundaries.
Environmentalists and Native Americans object to a proposed Park Service management plan that would develop bike and horse trails in New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument.
A Colorado judge rules that hunters can sue the state for using money collected from taxes on hunters and fishermen to purchase land near Rifle for a prison site.
Higher entrance fees at Yellowstone won't necessarily keep the park open, because the money needs to go to repair roads and buildings, park officials warn.
In stark contrast to the revolutionary zeal that opened the 104th Congress two years ago, the 105th Congress begins quietly.
The FAA bans all commercial overflights of Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park without much opposition.
Strange winter weather brings extremes to the West, from 70-degree days in Colorado to floods in Nevada and snows and ice in the Northwest.
"Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Proposal Writing" by Andy Robinson offers a wealth of useful advice.
The group Hawk Watch International reports that some birds of prey - merlins, ospreys and peregrine falcons - are doing well, although others, including northern goshawks and golden eagles, continue to decline.
Santa Fe's Forest Trust will hold six public meetings Jan. 18 to Feb. 16 in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.
Gary Nabhan of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum believes the "forgotten pollinators" - native bees and other insects - have been ignored too long in favor of the non-native honeybees most people are familiar with.
Leonard Felix, in his own words, defends the safety record of the pesticides he and others aerially spray.
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