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Op-Ed: Calling the Bison Our National Mammal Is the Worst Kind of Greenwashing

With President Obama’s signature on the National Bison Legacy Act this week, the iconic species <i>Bison bison</i>, better known as the buffalo, has been declared a “national mammal,” joining the bald eagle, the rose, and the oak as quintessential American symbols.<p>The groups that pushed the …

Wildlife

A Key Similarity Between Snowden Leak and Panama Papers: Scandal Is What’s Been Legalized

FROM THE START of the reporting based on Edward Snowden’s leaked document archive, government defenders insisted that no illegal behavior was …

Klamath Dam Removal Plan Revived By States And Feds

Oregon and California have struck a deal with PacifiCorp and federal regulators on a new path to removing four aging dams on the Klamath River …

Forests

Poll shows majority in West opposes giving states control over federal land

To hear members of the Bundy family and other armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon tell it, they are the brave leading edge, a handful of people willing to act on a widely held belief that the federal government has gone too far in its control and regulation of public …

Forests

Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders optimistic on 2015

In his much-anticipated annual letter to stockholders, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, celebrated his golden anniversary of ownership of the company and teases about talk of a successor — making it clear that gender is not a factor.<p>The Oracle of Omaha sized up the U.S. …

Investing