Idaho

‘Cyanide bombs’ use reauthorized to kill wild animals
‘Cyanide bombs’ use reauthorized to kill wild animals
The traps have caused unintentional deaths, but Wildlife Services can continue to employ them to protect livestock and farm crops.
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The fallout of uncertainty in nuclear test communities
The fallout of uncertainty in nuclear test communities
For downwinders of bomb testing, plans for compensation to redress past harms makes for tricky politics.
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?
Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet?
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
A reporter ponders the message the logo of an increasingly political company sends.
Critics skeptical of mining company’s plans for restoration
Critics skeptical of mining company’s plans for restoration
Midas Gold hopes to reopen and revitalize an abandoned gold mining site in Idaho.
Fabulous flab; reefer madness; unsportmanslike conduct
Fabulous flab; reefer madness; unsportmanslike conduct
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Oil and gas leasing delayed in sage grouse habitat
Oil and gas leasing delayed in sage grouse habitat
Federal court rejects Interior’s ‘intentional decision’ to limit public comment.
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The deadly consequences of Christian ‘faith-healers’
The deadly consequences of Christian ‘faith-healers’
A new film explores a fringe sect’s concept of freedom and the child deaths caused by it.
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Idaho’s economy depends on ‘foreign-born’ workers
Immigration raids threaten the $10 billion dairy industry in the Gem State.
Latest: Wyoming and Idaho to hold grizzly hunts
Latest: Wyoming and Idaho to hold grizzly hunts
Lawsuits loom over the first hunting tags given in 44 years.
A thirsty bear; salmon snafu; gastropod wranglers
A thirsty bear; salmon snafu; gastropod wranglers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
We should all be more like ‘the bluebird man’
We should all be more like ‘the bluebird man’
Meet Al Larsen, a citizen scientist with decades of meticulous records of the West’s bluebirds.
Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Wilderness managers are still trying to balance the risks and necessity of fire.
The long, strange trip of Deer 255
The long, strange trip of Deer 255
The 242-mile migration underscores the need to protect wide tracts of land that sustain migrating wildlife.
‘No trespassing’ laws create personal playgrounds for the wealthy
‘No trespassing’ laws create personal playgrounds for the wealthy
Westerners must fight for the right to roam in the age of ‘stand your ground’ laws.
The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho
The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho
A new memoir reflects on an isolated, religious upbringing in a survivalist Mormon family.
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Indigenous candidates are seeking governorships, seats in Congress and more.
Latest: Wolverines found in unexpected corners
Latest: Wolverines found in unexpected corners
Scientists recently discovered the species in Wyoming’s Wind Rivers and Washington’s South Cascades.
Selkirk caribou are quietly going extinct
Selkirk caribou are quietly going extinct
The last herd of caribou in the Lower 48 has dwindled to just three animals.
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Wyoming and Idaho proposed limited hunts after federal protections were removed.
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