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  • What should we do with our blink of time?

    What should we do with our blink of time?

    Natural history teaches us how rapidly and irrevocably the world can change -- a fact we should bear in mind as we enter the new, human-dominated era some scientists call the Anthropocene.

  • The Great Salt Lake's dirty little secret

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake is loaded with mercury, and scientists are trying to figure out whether Nevada’s gold mines are part of the problem

  • How we lost our ranch to gas drilling

    A rancher recounts how oil drilling destroyed her rural lifestyle and forced her and her husband to sell their western Colorado ranch

  • A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    Jana Hughes, of Hobbs, N.M., does not find dairies to be good neighbors. Janet Claborn, of Muleshoe, Texas, has recruited 14 dairies to her town and sees them as an economic development blessing.

  • The hazy days of summer ... and winter, spring and fall

    With the Interior West’s national parks facing an increase in haze and air pollution, Rocky Mountain National Park is working with government agencies to improve air quality

  • Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.

  • Hope and redemption

    Hope and redemption

    The story of the West is a story of the quest for redemption - not just for individuals, but for an entire landscape.

  • This mayor sees a different shade of green

    Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make his city environmentally sustainable

  • Crossings

    If there’s a theme in this summer reading issue, it’s that of crossings, an idea that really hit home when a group of people from Kazakhstan recently spent time at High Country News

  •  Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    The Imperial Visions Action Network is an interactive website that involves locals in reporting - and helping solve - environmental problems.

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