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.
by Stephen Trimble,
May 31, 2012
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
by Patrick Farrell,
Aug 08, 2005
A rancher recounts how oil drilling destroyed her rural
lifestyle and forced her and her husband to sell their western
by Rosemary Bilchak,
Aug 21, 2006
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.
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
Nov 27, 2011
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
by Jonathan Thompson,
Jun 26, 2006
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
by Brad Tyer,
Sep 25, 2011
The story of the West is a story of the quest for redemption - not just for individuals, but for an entire landscape.
by Jodi Peterson ,
Sep 18, 2011
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is striving to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and make his city environmentally
by J.M. McCord,
Jun 27, 2005
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
by Laura Paskus,
Jun 27, 2005
The Imperial Visions Action Network is an interactive website that involves locals in reporting - and helping solve - environmental problems.
by Sierra Crane-Murdoch,
Mar 06, 2011