Items by Stephanie Paige Ogburn

Spending money to save money
Centralization and outsourcing fail the Forest Service again
Growing our gas
The renewable fuel standard has potential, but the omission of algae is a big hole
Great Old Broads for Wilderness laugh and learn
Great Old Broads for Wilderness laugh and learn
The pro-wilderness group teaches elders how to engage in public lands management, while having a great time.
Designing for behavior change
How the built environment can help us conserve
A bridge to nowhere?
The climate friendliness of natural gas comes into question, again
Dispersing the toxicity
Alaska environmental groups seek evaluation of oil dispersants' harms
Money and climate
The economics of carbon capture
The future of campaign spending
Millionaires who invest locally just might win
Rantcast: Goodbye, listeners
Rantcast: Goodbye, listeners
The Rants from the Hill podcast comes to an end.
Whither wilderness?
As Congress refuses to create wilderness, conservationists turn to presidential actions to help
Endangered razorback sucker discovered in Grand Canyon
Biologists puzzle over what this means for fish
Redistricting pains in California and other states
Redistricting pains in California and other states
Many congressional races are up for grabs in California, thanks to a depoliticized redistricting process and less partisan primary system.
Utah tar sands project gets key go ahead
Canadian U.S. Oil Sands plans to begin mining in late 2013
Is the future of Western water in jeopardy?
Texas wants us to think so, but probably not
Finding funk in Western Colorado, sadistic races, corrections
Finding funk in Western Colorado, sadistic races, corrections
High Country News gets visitors from all around, searching for homes and going on adventures.
Fear and loathing in San Juan County
Vandalism and threats play out against wilderness proponents in Utah's canyonlands
Rantcast: The desert shoe tree
Rantcast: The desert shoe tree
Michael Branch takes his daughters to a tree near their Nevada home, where people leave shoes telling stories.
Where's the beef?
In the future, it may be in a laboratory near you
Seed bought annually by the BLM
Seed bought annually by the BLM
A graph of seed quantity purchased by the agency
Native plant growers face many challenges
Native plant growers face many challenges
Growing natives for restoration is a lot harder than growing conventional crops, and the volatile market for seed makes it even more difficult for seed producers to stay in business.
Scientific superheroes
Scientific superheroes
A number of other researchers are also investigating new tools and tricks to help suppress invasive cheatgrass.
Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass
Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass
A trio of dedicated scientists are testing out cutting-edge ways to finally turn the tide against the Great Basin's cheatgrass invasion, as the weed continues to cause devastating fires.
Finding true north
The art exhibition "True North" explores environmental issues in the Land of the Midnight Sun
Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths
Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths
Mike Branch explores the idea of Pleistocene rewildling, or bringing back the megafauna that roamed North America before humans extinguished them.
Dam that methane
New research shows reservoirs may be a source of a potent greenhouse gas
Rantcast: Puppy love
Rantcast: Puppy love
Mike Branch gets a new puppy with very few virtues, but as it turns out, he fits perfectly in Silver Hills, Nevada.
The view from above
NASA's Landsat program provides unique scientific knowledge but has struggled recently with funding and mechanical problems
A look inside a clean water regulator's mind
Why the EPA ignores factory farm pollution
What's up with conservation and the farm bill
Bye bye happy chickens and fresh fruit, hello crop insurance
Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering
Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering
Michael Branch spinelessly adapts his environmental bumper stickers to fit in when traveling in rural Nevada's sagebrush rebellion country
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