Items by Danielle Venton
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Researchers try to determine if unhealthy amounts of selenium are entering Western soil and water due to energy development.
Clean-elections laws have a way of withering away, especially since the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling, but Arizona is still struggling to keep political campaigns fair.
A new effort aims to help the people of the Coeur d'Alene basin and the Environmental Protection Agency get along
A scientist taps the recollections of tribal elders as part of her work to piece together the story of landscape change on the Navajo Nation.
Roundup-resistant weeds are on the increase across the U.S. The situation is bad; the solution to fix it looks worse
Even Republican sponsors can't seem to break their party's determined stonewalling on wilderness bills in the House of Representatives.
New spotted owl habitat proposals, shrinking coyotes and the continuing elusiveness of oil shale resources
For her project, Real Rural, photojournalist Lisa Hamilton traveled throughout California, interviewing and photographing scores of rural people.
Heartland Institute pushes anti-science school curriculum, Congress considers new ways to fund rural schools and the BLM drafts fracking rules
Two NOAA documentaries tell a tale of Alaska's Pribilof Islands and northern fur seals, their most famous inhabitants
Although the West supplies most of the nation’s coal, the effects of coal-fired plant emissions are felt much further afield.
High Country News welcomes new interns Danielle Venton and Neil LaRubbio; Marian Lyman Kirst is our new editorial fellow; and correction to captive wolves story.
Also in the news: U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management announce grazing fees, Utah seeks to clean its air and protect sage grouse
- Mike Sennett on Go ahead, control my guns
- Barbara Ullian on How to love a weird and perfect wilderness
- John Wahoff on It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
- Tom Kinnane on Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report
- Gerald Burton on Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock