HCN Articles

Foraging for fungi in the Pacific Northwest
Foraging for fungi in the Pacific Northwest
A banner year for mushrooms raises questions about the science behind fungi and the impacts of wild harvesting.
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
Former president's poor economic record had environmental benefits.
Forecasting 2011
Forecasting 2011
Columnist Ed Quillen peers into his crystal ball to see what's in store for the West next year.
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
California's water history
California's water history
A timeline of the Golden State's water wranglings over the past 120 years.
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
Restoring San Xavier mission
Restoring San Xavier mission
A collection of images from the outside and interior of historic missions in Arizona
Our forest
Our forest
Hunters in Wyoming's Noble Basin protest proposed gas drilling
Mixing oil and water in California
Mixing oil and water in California
Farmers and the oil industry clash over water in Kern County, Calif.
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
Jonathan Thompson breaks down the 2010 midterm elections in the West.
In defense of wood heat
In defense of wood heat
Why not burn trees where they'll do some good -- in your woodstove?
Down the Black Hole
Down the Black Hole
This summer, journalist Jeremy Miller descended two notorious Utah slot canyons with an equally notorious guide.
A mobile health solution
A mobile health solution
A day with the asthma-fighting crusaders of West Oakland, Calif.
The Weird West
The Weird West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
The aftermath of Boulder's destructive Fourmile Canyon fire.
The nature of nature
The nature of nature
Christo's "Over the River" project is just one more in a series of human alterations to the Arkansas River.
"Curious about the human condition"
"Curious about the human condition"
A conversation with Western writer Philip Fradkin.
The harm of hallowed ground
The harm of hallowed ground
Why do we fight over places where bad things happened?
High Country Views, episode 9
High Country Views, episode 9
Ray Ring and Cally Carswell discuss environmental dealmaking.
Unwelcome home
Unwelcome home
Chih Tsung Kao, 24, has lived -- and thrived -- in Boulder, Colo., since age four. But with no path to citizenship, he now faces an uncertain future in Taiwan.