Tippets: Snake River Purchase, “Seven Days in Utopia,” Femtosecond-Terawatt Laser Rainmaker

September 2, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

  • Possible Snake River purchase delights landowners, frustrates proponents of angler access. Nebraska Environmental Trust member: “we can’t just open [it] up to the unwashed.”
  • Fly fishing inspires maker of new film “Seven Days in Utopia,” starring Robert Duvall (a long-time fly fisher himself).
  • University of Geneva scientists are testing a laser rainmaker over the Rhone River, hoping it will finally fulfill the dream of being able to create rain.