High Country News - Current Issue

Microbes for sale here
Yellowstone Park officials sign a contract that formally opens the park's hot springs to "bioprospecting," allowing the San Diego company, Diversa Corp., to collect samples of hot-water microbes called thermophiles.
The Wayward West
Animal Damage Control changes name to Wildlife Services; Richard Riordan; Jeff DeBonis leaves PEER, Jeff Ruch takes his place; People For the West and grizzlies; Zakkare Garrett.
Jackson Hole tries "unnatural' elk management
Some wildlife managers and environmentalists say the National Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole, Wyo., should end its policy of feeding elk every winter.
New facts about old fish
Scientists in the Pacific Northwest have launched a study of the white sturgeon in the Columbia River - North America's largest fish.
Rid-a-Bird works too well
A small pest control company's product, Rid-a-Bird, is blamed in the deaths of two protected birds, a hawk and an owl, after Weyerhaeuser uses it to kill starlings at its Longview, Wash., paper mill.
Maps may save lives
A mapping project is set up in Oregon to identify sites at risk for landslides, in an attempt to discourage both logging and home building in dangerous areas.
Wolves take heavy toll in Montana
Wolves have killed at least 30 sheep in six weeks in Montana's Tobacco Valley, and despite being compensated by Defenders of Wildlife, some sheep ranchers are furious.
The Wayward West
Helen Chenoweth, Barbara Cubin, Jim Hansen and Rick Hill give Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey and Tom DeLay a tour of the West; Bruce Babbitt, Sen. Slade Gorton on Elwha dam removal; convicted Fife Symington resigns; Jane Dee Hull is Ariz. gov.; Ricky Denesik
Heavy metals move
One hundred years of heavy metals left from mining in Idaho's Silver Valley are migrating through Lake Coeur d'Alene and entering Washington via the Spokane River.
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