Clean Water Showdown

  • Photography by: Marianne Morgan

By the summer—or maybe fall—of 2015 we will know whether an epic battle to save one of our most important environmental laws has been won or lost. The Obama administration is taking on polluters who were given a pass by the previous administration to defile waters of the United States.

Trout Infestation

  • By: Ted Williams
  • Photography by: Ralph Cutter

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THE feds and the State of California have wiped out self-sustaining trout in dozens of high-Sierra ponds with gillnets and electro-fishing gear; and they plan to wipe them out in hundreds more, some with rotenone. Should you care? Absolutely.

Should you be outraged? Absolutely not.


  • By: Ted Williams
  • Photography by: Chris Miller
Acid drainage from the Tulsequah Chief mine discolors a leaking containment pond next to the Tulsequah River, in British Columbi

IF YOU THOUGHT THE PROPOSED Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay area was the most rash and reckless development scheme ever to threaten Alaska’s fish and wildlife, you’d have been wrong.


  • By: Ted Williams

Saving America from a Clean Chesapeake

Recovery of the estuary that provides 75 percent of the Atlantic striped bass population is being fought by 21 states, only one of which is in the watershed.


  • By: Ted Williams
  • Photography by: Jay Fleming

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Non-indigenous fish were introduced to Yellowstone National Park decades ago.
Now, in the few places possible and in the face of loud opposition,
park stewards are correcting that blunder.