It’s Time for Safe Food

We should all know what we are putting in our bodies, especially when it comes to the food we make for our families. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware that some of the most common food items in your pantry could contain a toxic chemical hiding in the packaging. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is…

Monuments for the next generation

If you’ve never been there, you definitely want to go. By CVI Deputy Director Kate Thorpe; photos by Kevin Murar Dinosaur National Monument is located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains. Thrust out of the earth between 70 million and 40 million years ago, the Uintas contain sedimentary rocks that reveal the rich…

Our public lands

I’m so fortunate. When most Idahoans think of public lands, they think of a sage brush desert, a vast coniferous forest or a snow-capped peak. But our nation’s system of public lands contains much more than those iconic western landscapes. With that in mind, I found discount tickets to Puerto Rico a couple weeks ago…

A healthy environment isn’t a luxury

Sometimes we do things so well, we forget the need to do them in the first place. Few people alive today remember when the Boise River was a dumping ground for thousands of gallons of municipal sewage as well as the liquid waste from the city’s large slaughterhouses. Back then, people didn’t touch the water.…