Items by Tim Lydon

Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day
Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day
Earth Day, which was first celebrated 40 years ago, was largely created by Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin who fought hard for environmental laws.
Winterkill
Winterkill
What might seem like a grisly discovery – a deer killed by a mountain lion – confirms the place of all living things, including humans, in the circle of life.
A nature lover's bucket list
A nature lover's bucket list
Time is running out to see the natural wonders that are endangered by rampant global warming.
Setting the record straight on wilderness
Setting the record straight on wilderness
America needs wilderness to preserve its soul, not to mention its water, air and wildlife.
Old friends are melting away
Old friends are melting away
The author met a mile-long glacier two decades ago. Now, it's dying.
Pushed to the wall, we can power down
Pushed to the wall, we can power down
Tim Lydon tells how Juneau, Alaska, cut its energy consumption by over 40 percent when its electricity supply was interrupted by avalanches.
No way to run a national park
Tim Lydon wonders what happened to a recent environmental impact statement that may have irked railroads by favoring snowsheds over controlled avalanches in Glacier National Park.
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