Books

Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
The novel ‘Something New Under the Sun’ treats a smoke-filled Los Angeles as its own genre.
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
In ‘Believers,’ Lisa Wells profiles ordinary people who want to lead less destructive lives.
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
In ‘Breathing Fire,’ Jaime Lowe uncovers the benefits and drawbacks of California’s inmate fire program.
Bottles up
Coors Brewing Co. will recycle glass from its recycling center in Colorado.
A new peer group
Jeff Debonis will help start PEER: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
The Rosetta brochure
The EPA publishes a guide to its abbreviations and technical terms.
Hot topic
A conference on fire in parks and wilderness areas is held at the University of Montana.
High on hemp
A review of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, by hemp crusader Jack Herer.
Flawed in Oregon
The Wilderness Society blasts the BLM for management plans for Oregon forests.
Dead and dying trees
A Forest Products Industry report proposes cutting more trees.
Bring back the West
A Western Literature Association conference is held in Kansas.
A ridge too far
A Santa Fe ski area wants to expand, despite pressure from the Ski Area Containment Coalition.
A frank discussion
A conference on the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is held
Wolves in Idaho
The Fish and Wildlife Service is slow to confirm wolf sightings, which could affect wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone.
Western visions
Conference on environment, land use and alternative economic strategies planned in Boulder.
Seeds of change
The book "Seeds of Change' examines massive agricultural changes arising from contact between the continents.
Queen salmon tours Northwest
A theater troupe will perform "biologically explicit' musical comedy.
Mutual aid
'Making A Change: A Student Guide to Social Change Internships in the Northern Rockies', describes internships in the west.
Forest watchdogs in Montana
The forest-watchdog group, Gold Creek Resources Protection Association, wins its first battle in a timber fight against the Burnt Bridge Timber Sale.
Avalanche alert
Silverton will host another avalanche training course.
Nevada's water future
Public forums discussing the seven year drought will be hosted by the Nevada Water Resources Association.
A tracker's guide
A review of "Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Track and Sign', by Paul Rezendes.
Jerry Plunkett, inventor
Jerry Plunkett, the angry, outspoken-yet-gentlemanly president of Materials Consultants, thinks that the country needs fresh approaches to the energy problem.
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