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  • West of 100: Fire & Brimstone

    West of 100: Fire & Brimstone

    The backstory to Emily Guerin's report on the scientific debate over how "normal" severe fire is, and a travelogue from the Gila Wilderness in the wake of this year's massive blaze.

  • Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Mike Branch explores the idea of Pleistocene rewildling, or bringing back the megafauna that roamed North America before humans extinguished them.

  • West of 100: Droughts past, present and future

    West of 100: Droughts past, present and future

    An oral history of the 1950s drought in West Texas, and a look at what the 2000 to 2004 drought could portend for the future.

  • Rantcast: Puppy love

    Rantcast: Puppy love

    Mike Branch gets a new puppy with very few virtues, but as it turns out, he fits perfectly in Silver Hills, Nevada.

  • Following Dad down the road

    Following Dad down the road

    The author reminisces on an itinerant childhood and her family's travels up, down and across the country -- and how she now clings firmly to one place called home.

  • Beyond the politics of no: Luther Propst and collaborative conservation

    Beyond the politics of no: Luther Propst and collaborative conservation

    The Sonoran Institute's departing founder reflects on 20 years of conservation work and how he developed his approach to protecting land while working with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • The West, in pictures

    The West, in pictures

    High Country News showcases a selection of photos submitted to SAGE Magazine, a student-run environmental magazine at the Yale Forestry School. The images include beautiful wildlife photography and poignant illustrations of humans' relationship to the natural world.

  • On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    Biologist John Deshler knows more about pygmy owls than just about anyone. Writer Nick Neely spent a fascinating day with Deshler tracking, capturing and measuring the owls in Portland's Forest Park.

  • Afield with a vegan gas man

    Afield with a vegan gas man

    HCN talks with Eric Sanford of SG Interests about the politics of energy development, split estate, and more.

  • Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering

    Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering

    Michael Branch spinelessly adapts his environmental bumper stickers to fit in when traveling in rural Nevada's sagebrush rebellion country

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