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Colorado River

Colorado River conference: Rare accord marks its opening

June 9, 2011
Despite its reputation as the “most legislated, most debated, and most litigated river in the entire world” –as Marc Reiser put it in Cadillac Desert...
Climate, Water
Kids march for climate change

Climate change: The kids are not alright

June 2, 2011
The goal of the effort, which is being led by Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based non-profit, is to file suits and petitions against the federal...
Colorado River

Rivers and climate change: A BOR report sees the future

May 18, 2011
In its own way, the BOR report is a vision of the world gone to hell. In the west, of course, too little water will be our fate. The report’s...

Endangered species: Swapping science for politics

April 28, 2011
The FWS needs encouragement to focus on the science of protecting species, not on the politics of further imperiling them. Let’s give the agency the...

National Wildlife Refuges: Keeping the wild in them

April 5, 2011
It wasn’t until recently, when I learned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning for the future of the refuges, and asking the public...
Statue of Liberty with solar light

Conservation: Red, white and blue is the new green

March 23, 2011
Despite what freshman Republican lawmakers would have us believe, giving a flying finch about the environment is very American.

Draft Forest Planning Rule: Public comment ideas

March 16, 2011
The bottom line is that the current planning process is too complex, too time-consuming, and too fraught with unnecessary decisions and choices that...

Wild Lands: Talking to Congress about the new order

March 8, 2011
The order is simply and unequivocally a good government measure. Lands with wilderness characteristics are a diminishing resource. Their destruction...
Renewable energy farm

Sustainable energy: How green is your wind farm?

March 3, 2011
Somewhere in the California desert, the Mohave ground squirrel is safe from solar panels, for now.

Draft Forest Planning Rules: Spotlight on species diversity

February 22, 2011
Most of us who have been following forest planning for many years understand the critical role of species conservation to forest management. We also...
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