Items by Greg

Waste creeps toward Yucca Mountain
A Senate bill that passed in July clears the way for shipping nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain as early as 1998.
Birds get eviction notice
The Bureau of Reclamation plan to enlarge Arizona's Roosevelt Dam will flood the nesting habitat of endangered Southwestern willow flycatchers.
Endangered salmon leave rafters dry
Idaho rafting companies challenge a Forest Service plan to keep boats off the upper Salmon River while salmon are spawning.
Crane hunt is contested
Idaho approves a sandhill crane hunt to appease farmers who are losing crops to the birds.
Yellowstone cutbacks bring out the politicians
Yellowstone Park Superintendent Mike Finley's closure of campgrounds and museums because of budget problems leads to irate responses from Wyoming politicians.
Strapped parks look for money
National parks feeling the budget squeeze look for corporate financial help.
Feds set "terrible precedent' with Kolob Canyon settlement
An out-of-court settlement with public agencies will give more than $2 million to survivors of an outing in Utah's Kolob Canyon that killed two Explorer Scout leaders.
Canyon trip turns fatal
A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.
Beavers land on the hot seat in Idaho
A new Idaho law allows farmers who suspect beavers are damming water that could be irrigating fields to call on state officials to get rid of the beavers even if the dams are on someone's private property.
Wildlife refuge starts to heal
Overgrazing threatens Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.
Salmon updates: Set your salmon watch and Call for cooperation
A coalition of fishing and conservation groups will monitor Snake River salmon runs.
Legal knothole may let agency ax appeals
Emergency timber sales are exempted from the appeals process by the Forest Service.
Group pushes to "deconstruct" dams
Patagonia Inc. and the Oregon Natural Resources Council team up to help salmon by pushing for the deconstruction of dams.
Washington shows little fear of wolves
Washington's Gov. Booth Gardner has issued a proclamation supporting the reintroduction of wolves to Olympic National Park.
How a gold mining company keeps expanding in Montana
Zortman Mining Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pegasus Gold Inc., recently proposed and won approval of a major expansion at its mine in the Little Rocky Mountains.
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