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  • A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    When a giant dairy proposed building near Jerry Nivens' beloved New Mexico home, the chain-smoking Texas hermit became an activist who organized other locals to fight the industry.

  • Bipartisan uprising sinks public-lands selloff

    Reps. Richard Pombo’s and Jim Gibbons’ controversial proposal to sell off public lands was pulled after both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and citizens rallied against it

  • Building a more effective environmental movement

    In The Rebirth of Environmentalism, activist Douglas Bevington explores the relationship between the giant national organizations, like the Sierra Club, and the small grassroots groups.

  • Collateral damage

    Collateral damage

    T.C. Boyle's new novel, When the Killing's Done, examines the awkward way humans interact with nature and with one another.

  • Conservation's First Lady

    Conservation's First Lady

    A fiery environmentalist is fondly remembered in Dyana Furmansky's biography, Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who saved Nature from the Conservationists.

  • 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

  • Dear friends

    Katie Lee and other visitors; where do you get your news? farewell, Philip Hyde; notes from readers; missing pages in HCN?

  • Eco-terrorism and the Trial of the Century

    The upcoming trial of 11 alleged "eco-terrorists" may not be the Trial of the Century, but it reminds the writer, a longtime activist, of the Boston Tea Party

  • Go East, young greens

    Go East, young greens

    What is it like to be an idealistic young environmentalist working on Capitol Hill?

  • Greens need to occupy the Occupy movement

    Greens need to occupy the Occupy movement

    Today's activists need to get more involved in protesting the environmental profiteering that is destroying our planet.

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