No, he's not addicted to drugs, good whiskey, or even bad women. He is addicted to the gasoline engine and the various vehicles and devices to which it has been adapted.
The Forest Service will hold hearings on management proposals for the primitive areas that border Idaho's Salmon River, a chunk of land that could become one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
Clifton Merritt, the western regional director of the Wilderness Society, is an atypical environmental leader -- not flashy or full of fire and brimstone, but good at motivating people positively.
Don Redfearn manages the wintering ground for the largest elk herd in North America -- the National Elk Refuge outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Ricks family in Rexburg, Idaho experiments with new technology and makes much of it themselves, including an all-electric car.
In Idaho, the Environmental Protection Agency is giving farmers a shot at regulating themselves and voluntarily applying techniques to manage soil erosion.
Good news about the osprey -- which was almost wiped out as a species in some parts of the U.S. before the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972 -- is good news about man and the environment.
Two writers debate whether the U.S. should become more self-sufficient in its extraction of minerals critical to industry.
Although the use of toxic chemicals for agriculture in the Rocky Mountains is a public health concern, it is not a matter of public record.
The Denver metro's transportation planners are banking on light rail to fix problems of traffic congestion and air pollution as the city continues to grow.
The largest orchard in any national park is surrounded by some of the driest desert in southern Utah.
Phoenix, Ariz., is determined to disprove the idea that the West will someday run out of water and that every boom has to come to an end
A writer takes a 1,600-mile Greyhound bus ride from Salt Lake City into Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and listens to the stories of the Westerners he meets
Black Range District Fire Manager Toby Richards is returning fire to its natural place on New Mexico’s Gila National Forest – and leading the charge for Fire Use in the West.
A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie
Billions of dollars are being spent to fight Western wildfires, but some scientists now believe that the big blowups can’t be prevented, and that they may be good for the health of the forests
Just as it seemed the local communities were starting to accept the BLM’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the rise of conservative national politics has helped to revive old grudges and stir up opposition
Record-breaking heat and drought are frying the West, and scientist John Harte of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colo., warns that this summer is only the kick-off for what global warming is likely to bring.
Across the Interior West, as the sagebrush sea recedes under the environmental stress of human impacts, its emblematic bird, the sage grouse, is also in decline, and no one seems to know what to do about it.
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