Items by Jamie McEvoy

Virus attacks in the Grand Canyon
Norwalk virus, which attacked cruise ships last fall, also hit rafters in the Grand Canyon, and health consultants and river guides want to avert future outbreaks.
Administration, industry stamp out clean airregs
The auto industry, backed by the Bush administration, is trying to halt California’s progressive auto-emissions regulations.
New ski resort goes big
The luxurious WestRock Resort is now under construction, 90 miles north of Boise, despite continued opposition from environmentalist and citizens' groups
Report slams BLM's land-exchange process
A new report criticizes the BLM's handing of land swaps, saying the process is "politicized" and results in the loss of federal money and natural resources
Land swap too hot to handle
Some Sheridan, Wyo., residents fear a planned land swap could land them with responsibility for an underground coal-seam fire at the Welch Ranch on the Tongue River.
Wild horses could go to Mexico
Rancher Merle Edsall wants to save wild horses by sending them to a sanctuary in Sonora, Mexico, but some fear such a move would actually endanger the animals.
An activist who never let up
Jeannette Rankin: America's Conscience by Norma Smith records the courageous and controversial life of the first woman elected to Congress.
A rez-to-rez film debut
Skins, Chris Eyre's new film about two brothers on the Pine Ridge Reservation, debuted on reservations across the country in a mobile cinema trailer.
Yellowstone goes retro
Yellowstone National Park wants to reintroduce the old yellow convertible buses that were used to carry park tourists back in the 1920s.
Nuclear dump may be supersized
Eight years before it is likely to open, the planned nuclear waste dump in Nevada's Yucca Mountain already appears to be full - and the amount of nuclear waste around the country in need of a home continues to grow.
The coalbed methane super-prime
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation is holding a two-day conference on "Regulation and Development of Coalbed Methane."
Wildlife Service bows to home builders
Under pressure from the home-building industry, the Fish and Wildlife Service drastically trims critical habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog.
Nuclear waste road accidents don't faze WIPP
Recent road accidents involving nuclear waste-carrying trucks on the road from Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad, N.M., are statistically normal, WIPP says, and no cause for special concern.
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