Forest Service ignores
offers of Russian help

by Sarah Foster -- The gargantuan Biscuit wildfire in Southern Oregon has now engulfed just under half-a-million acres since lightning ignited it and other western wildfires in mid-July. The magnificent 180,000-acre Kalmiopsis more…

Feds shun help
with firefighting

by Sarah Foster -- When the U.S. Forest Service asked Ron Largent, general manager of a major gold-mining operation in Colorado, for the use of some extra-heavy equipment to fight the Hayman more…

Senate panel moves hearing, bars public

by Sarah Foster -- Opponents of a controversial land-use planning bill who hoped to observe a committee vote on the measure learned minutes before the meeting was scheduled to begin that the more…

'You're not killing my animals!'

by Sarah Foster -- When reporters ask Juanita Wilson, owner of an animal sanctuary in southern Scotland, what she remembers most about last year's foot-and-mouth epidemic, she doesn't hesitate a minute to more…

UK businesses sue Blair government

by Sarah Foster -- In a landmark legal challenge, thousands of UK businesses that were crippled by the handling of last year's foot-and-mouth epidemic are suing Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor government more…

Britain's Lords kill
'Animal Death Bill'

by Sarah Foster -- In a stunning move that caught its proponents completely off-guard, Britain's House of Lords has blocked a major power grab on the part of Prime Minister Tony Blair's more…

Officials kill pet goat,
arrest owner

by Sarah Foster -- It will be a year ago April 5 that Kirstin McBride, then 21, a booking agent at the ScotRail station in Lockerbie, Scotland, received a phone call from more…

Radio show features victims of government

by Sarah Foster -- If it hadn't been for a perfectly working septic tank, Tai Aguirre would never have been inspired to create a new kind of radio talk show – one more…

Eco-group violated tax laws?

by Sarah Foster -- A small but influential nonprofit environmental organization – with a cultivated image of underdog crusader against the forces of corporate greed and environmental degradation – has violated major more…

Gray Davis hanged in effigy

by Sarah Foster -- Gov. Gray Davis was hanged in Yreka, Calif. – in effigy, that is. As the crowd of about 60 protesters assembled on the steps of the Siskiyou County more…