Items by Gary Wockner

To save our oceans, let’s start with our rivers
To save our oceans, let’s start with our rivers
Dams and pollution affect rivers across the West, to the detriment of our oceans.
California isn’t accounting for this major emitter
California isn’t accounting for this major emitter
Even though large reservoirs emit methane, the state doesn’t off-set their impact.
While the Animas River spill is eye-catching, Western rivers face an even bigger threat
Obama’s clean water rule won’t protect the West’s water
Is Las Vegas betting the Colorado River will go dry?
The Colorado River’s reunion with its usually bone-dry Delta
Our coyote war in the West reminds me of the war in Iraq
The writer compares a new proposal to allow aerial gunning of coyotes in wilderness to the war in Iraq
Fencing off Mexico is an ecological blunder
The writer calls the fence on our southern border an ecological nightmare
Planting seeds for preservation
In Cities in the Wilderness, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt makes an eloquent argument for more enlightened federal land-use planning
Yellowstone fires still ignite controversy
In Scorched Earth, journalist Rocky Barker describes firsthand the chaos and consequences of the Yellowstone fires
Rooting for the underdog
The writer watches a wild and wooly hailstorm and finds himself rooting for nature
Can billionaire philanthropy save the earth?
The writer asks billionaires to step up and buy the West
Showdown over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and its people
Caribou Rising by Rick Bass is an impassioned plea on behalf of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Gwich’in people who have hunted caribou there for thousands of years
Don’t call shooting from the sky hunting
The writer protests shooting wolves in Alaska with the help of helicopters
Drive-up nature is better than nothing
The writer watches "eagle lady" feed a hundred or so bald eagles in Alaska, and he’s grateful for the experience
See a river through a child’s eyes
The writer and a fourth grade class learn about dams and diversions by spending time along the Cache La Poudre River
A tale of two Yellowstones
The writer takes us to Old Faithful’s almost-on time eruption; then to a confrontation between wolves and elk
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