HCN Articles

Red Desert rarity
Wyoming moves to protect Adobe Town – but will the feds follow suit?
Seven Ways to Enjoy Natural Darkness
Suggestions from the National Park Service
Carpe Noctem
Arizona developer promises sun, moon and stars
Worker fallout
Some sick workers from Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant may receive compensation quickly, but most must wait
Ashes to houses
One of coal's big messes is transformed into building blocks
Smoke alarm
Wildfires across the West release surprising amounts of mercury
Preble’s mouse protection jumps to Colorado
Proposal would strip rare rodent of protection in Wyoming
Highlighting Western heritage
A proposed national heritage area in southern Arizona would draw attention to unique landscapes and thousands of years of tradition
Black-footed ferrets are saved from extinction, but where will they live?
As one federal agency gives, another takes away
Soakin’ in southwestern Colorado
In the town of Ouray, geothermal energy is an irreplaceable asset.
A watershed proposal
Colorado's only wild and scenic river may be harnessed for a water storage project.
Public lands precedent?
The Bureau of Land Management pulls parcels from a Utah lease sale -- but the action may not mean what conservationists think it does.
Hatching a plan for sage grouse
A new report suggests the battle to protect the greater sage grouse in Wyoming must be fought on many fronts.
Losing their luster
This fall, Colorado's iconic aspen are more brown than golden -- the trees are succumbing to a mysterious die-off.
Free range
The Bureau of Land Management exempts grazing permit renewals and other activities from environmental oversight.
Red Mountain miracle
In southern Colorado, conservation groups find a way to save 9,000 high-altitude acres from second-home development.
The great American cat fight
Environmentalists and Fish and Wildlife battle over the return of the jaguar to Southwestern borderlands.
From weapons to wildlife
A former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is the latest addition to the nation’s wildlife refuge system.
Super rodents build super habitat
In the Southwest’s Chihuahuan Desert, prairie dogs and kangaroo rats provide food and shelter for a host of other animals.
Pipe dreams
Leaky irrigation ditches in Washington’s Methow Valley have made the desert bloom, at the expense of endangered salmon.