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  • A decade of difficult questions

    Outgoing High Country News editor Greg Hanscom muses on the stories and issues the paper has covered in the 10 years he’s been with it

  • A taste of ecological medicine

    In Nature’s Restoration, naturalist Peter Friederici looks at the people and places involved in the restoration of natural landscapes

  • An antidote to despair

    Chip Ward’s new book, Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land, takes a clear-eyed, optimistic look at the nation’s ecological problems

  • As dams fall, a chance for redemption

    Visits to three Western dams – California’s doomed Matilija Dam, the unfinished Elk Creek Dam in Oregon, and the Southwest’s giant Glen Canyon Dam – lead the author to consider the fact that sooner or later, every dam crumbles

  • Being Green in the Land of the Saints

    Mormons are often stereotyped as conservative anti-environmentalists, but Utah activists Richard Ingebretsen and Chris Peterson of the Glen Canyon Institute want to convince fellow believers that it’s OK to be green

  • Death of an era

    Death of an era

    High Country News remembers Stewart Udall, the legendary Interior secretary.

  • He loves nature. And dams.

    Paul Ostapuk is a nature-lover and outdoorsman who loves Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.

  • Heard Around the West

    Glen Canyon Dam’s image problem; riding the SLUT; coal-train pit crews; regulating a very peculiar hallucinogenic plant; poison ivy loves global warming; humongous fungus in Oregon.

  • Heard Around the West

    The boatmen’s quarterly review revisits the wet spring of 1983 and the terrifying whitewater the rafters encountered deep in the Grand Canyon; “Smart fortwo” car coming to town; the wit & wisdom of Ted Turner.

  • Heard around the West

    Bison-poop paper; dumb and dumber bank robbers; what’s in Lake Powell; thank you, Las Cruces; eagle "grenades" into window in Alaska

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