HCN Articles

Why is a Trump operative so interested in Cliven Bundy?
Why is a Trump operative so interested in Cliven Bundy?
Roger Stone says he is heading to Nevada this week to call for a presidential pardon.
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
We’d like to know how your state is managing — or mismanaging — its trust lands or parks.
The West’s dramatic wildfire season, explained
The West’s dramatic wildfire season, explained
A fire ecologist on how it happened, and why communities will have to adapt.
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
The maps are expensive to maintain and shaped by local politics.
A human-caused wildfire burns Oregon’s Columbia Gorge
A human-caused wildfire burns Oregon’s Columbia Gorge
In the Pacific Northwest, data shows people burn the places they love.
How oceans impact Western reservoirs and rivers
How oceans impact Western reservoirs and rivers
New research on marine temperatures could help improve drought predictions.
Después de cinco años de DACA, que harán los jóvenes inmigrantes?
Después de cinco años de DACA, que harán los jóvenes inmigrantes?
Pensando en la vida de José, un jóven indocumentado.
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
Romanticized histories promote rugged individualism, devoid of government help.
Close encounters with a scary fire season
Close encounters with a scary fire season
As wildfires have ripped through the West, take stock of what climate change has wrought.
After five years of DACA, what will young immigrants do?
After five years of DACA, what will young immigrants do?
Reflecting on the life of José, a young undocumented immigrant.
As sportsmen watch Zinke, disillusionment replaces hope
As sportsmen watch Zinke, disillusionment replaces hope
Concerns are rising that the Interior Secretary’s actions won’t match his rhetoric.
The term ‘climate change’ isn’t working anymore
The term ‘climate change’ isn’t working anymore
What’s in a name when it comes to the global climate crisis?
Invasion of the butt flickers
Invasion of the butt flickers
When tourists toss their spent cigarettes at the Grand Canyon, I’m the one who picks them up.
Washington continues to kill wolves that prey on livestock
Washington continues to kill wolves that prey on livestock
The state’s increasing wolf population is creating a tangle between advocates, ranchers and politicians.
All health care is socialism
All health care is socialism
You can’t treat it as a supply-and-demand economy; nobody ever chooses to get sick.
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
If Bears Ears shrinks, it will be to our national cultural detriment.
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
How ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ galvanized a movement among Arizona Latinos.
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
The feds just lost another case against public lands occupiers.
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
In exchange, the state asks a coal mine to trap its gas—but the BLM won’t require it.
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
A government report shows ‘high-risk’ problems haven’t been addressed.