October 8, 2001
Canadian activists trying to save Alberta's Castle-Crown wildlands from rapid oil and gas development are frustrated by their nation's lack of effective environmental protection laws.
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., have affected life in the West in many ways, bringing armed guards to major dams and derailing the tourism industry, among other impacts.
California ends electric deregulation; new wolf packs found in Montana, Idaho; Forest Service overspends firefighting budget; Western land trusts booming.
In the wake of the arson at Vail two years ago, Western ski resorts have hired security staff to keep an eye out for ecoterrorism.
A lawsuit from the Pacific Legal Foundation leads an Oregon federal district judge to throw out the coho salmon's status as protected under the Endangered Species Act.
In New Mexico, the Zuni Pueblo fights a coal strip-mine planned for Zuni Salt Lake, a site sacred to the tribe.
The Army Corps of Engineers backs away from a revised environmental impact statement that would have changed the way it operates six Missouri River dams.
Residents of Packwood, Wash., want to attract tourists with a rebuilt highway through Mount St. Helens National Monument, but conservationists and scientists say the road would impact wildlife and be dangerous and geologically unstable.
In "Riders of the West," author Peter Iverson and photographer Linda MacCannell follow the Indian rodeo circuit from Arizona, through the Rocky Mountain West and into Canada.
In "Tony and the Cows," writer Will Baker investigates the life and death of radical environmentalist Tony Merten, who was accused of killing 34 cows and calves in New Mexico.
- William Bryan on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington