Items by Carol Jones

Light rail commuting: Beating the rush in Denver
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 Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities
The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities
Colorado's Cache la Poudre River is the third most endangered river in the country because so many Front Range developers are lusting after its water.
Coal slurry pipelines go down the tubes
An unlikely coalition of railroads and environmentalists have claimed victory over coal slurry interests.
Poaching: a big Rocky Mountain business
Poaching, from the small-scale to big-time commercialization, is rampant in the Rocky Mountains and elsewhere.
Good news about nongame wildlife
Wildlife checkoffs -- in which taxpayers donate any amount of their state income tax refund to the state game and fish departments, often for helping non-game species -- are one of those rare good news stories.
A pain in the assets
Under the so-called "Asset Management program," the Forest Service has listed six million acres nationwide as property that could be studied for possible sale if given a congressional okay.
Watt whittles wilderness
Interior Secretary James Watt announced that 800,000 Bureau of Land Management acres under wilderness study would be withdrawn from study.
The murky water of Flaming Gorge
Accelerated eutrophication at Wyoming's Flaming Gorge reservoir has some water experts concerned enough to want a complete study conducted.
Reagan budget foresakes appropriate tech for nukes
Shortly after Ronald Reagan took office he made it clear that alternative energy and conservation would not be part of his energy policy.
Using the best guess
It's been five years since Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act requiring coal companies to reclaim strip-mines, but the science and methods of reclamation are still being developed.
The agriculture economic squeeze
The economic state of ranching and farming in the United States today is so gloomy that any reasonable business-person would ask, ''Why the hell is anyone in agriculture?"
Wild game on the table today, none on the range tomorrow?
Questionable hunting practices on the Wind River Indian Reservation raise issues about tribal autonomy and wildlife management.
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