Trees to the Rescue

In laboratories around the country, scientists are working to alter the genetic working of trees in order to increase their ability to store carbon, absorb…

Presto Fresh Water

A new technology could make use of excess heat and at the same time produce millions of gallons of fresh water from power plants. The…

PowerPoint Activism

In many instances, litigation has been the tool of choice for environmentalists seeking to halt everything from logging to subdivisions. But times are changing and…

Nature Undisturbed

By Randy T. Simmons The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is broken. Indeed, it was born broken. Enacted in 1973, the act is based on the…

The Lasater Ranch

By Timothy Fitzgerald Shortgrass prairie, which once extended across vast stretches of the western Great Plains, is largely gone. A Nature Conservancy-owned ranch in Kansas…

Lethal Light Trucks

By Daniel K. Benjamin A rise in seat belt usage, combined with campaigns against drunk driving, helped reduce highway fatalities in the United States by…

Letters to the Editor

A proponent of wind power takes on Thomas Tanton's article from December, and Tanton replies.