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  • Planning for uncertainty

    A Phoenix symposium on dealing with drought and global warming echoes the larger uncertainties facing public-land and national park managers throughout the West.

  • Remembering our wildness

    In The Animal Dialogues, Colorado author Craig Childs writes of chance encounters with wild animals.

  • Leave it alone

    Archaeology is, or at least ought to be, about more than just picking up artifacts to gather dust on the shelves of crowded museum storerooms.

  • "Shoot locally"

    First annual Paonia Film Festival; Pronghorn Passage; Craig Childs wins Desert Writers Award; correction.

  • The power of the lowly dirt particle

    The power of the lowly dirt particle

    The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.

  • Waiting with bated breath

    Waiting with bated breath

    HCN is nominated for an Utne Independent Media award; some of the magazine's contributors are nominated for other honors; corrections

  • Head games in the hot, hot desert

    In The Way Out, Craig Childs tells the true story of how he and a friend explored a Utah desert and, at the same time, journeyed through their own memories

  • Exodus

    The abandonment of the American Southwest by the Anasazi 700 years ago – and the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina today – show that all civilizations are fragile, complex, and ultimately at the mercy of the climate

  • The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.

  • The place where you are

    The place where you are

    These days, most Westerners aren't born. We're made.

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