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Clean Power jolt, East Coast meddling and shrinking wetlands
West Obsessed: What’s the deal with Wildlife Services?
West Obsessed: What’s the deal with Wildlife Services?
For an agency that researches non-lethal predator control, they sure kill a lot of critters. HCN writers discuss an agency trying to rethink its role.
Secrets of the National Park Service
Secrets of the National Park Service
Readers and staff speak out on surprising favorites.
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff?
Behind a lot of anti-fed sentiment, you’ll find ‘constitutional’ peace officers. Here’s why that’s worrying.
A strong Western snowpack, sexual harassment in the Grand Canyon and leaky oil and gas production
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
Livestream from the Oregon occupation
The remaining occupiers and their supporters speak live as FBI closes in on the Malheur wildlife refuge.
Sagebrush Insurgency connections
Sagebrush Insurgency connections
Connecting the dots within a vast right-wing network of militia members, state and local politicians, and others.
Obama moves on coal and readers respond to Sagebrush coverage.
Fracking illness reports, fisher release and the worth of permafrost
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
The Oregon occupation, the 2014 Bundy standoff and many other stories are all related to a long-simmering movement.
Which stories held your attention this year?
Which stories held your attention this year?
From the Animas to Washington wildfire, here are the stories that our readers spent most time on in 2015.
12 stories from the archives you should read now
12 stories from the archives you should read now
A look at our writers' favorite stories of all time, as our 45th anniversary draws to a close.
Pot dollars and range riders
Pot dollars and range riders
News in brief.
Coal comfort, secretive powerbrokers and dastardly Ducks Unlimited
Coal on the verge of bankruptcy and drilling on sacred land
Coalbed methane explainer and post-fire logging.
Fish and Wildlife and integrity, a rental crisis, California homelessness and more.
Agua Pura
Agua Pura
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Manifest destiny today, bees and climate, sage grouse legal wrangling on the horizon.
Self-published books: What to read
Self-published books: What to read
Some favorite under-the-radar writers and their recent releases.
Sketching water chemistry on the Animas, hunting mushrooms in the Northwest.
The Animas spill, Nevada gold mines and a shrinking Salt Lake.
Climate showdown, increase in driving, where the wildfires are this season, and more.
Wilderness vs. mining, Roundup research and Western prisons
Mule deer in decline, crude oil spills and violence against federal staffers.
Leaked natural gas, oil-price ripple effects and a live HCN forum on public lands management.
Go behind the scenes of wildlife science
Go behind the scenes of wildlife science
Sneak preview of a new HCN video series that explores field research shaping the West today.
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
Hear a panel of experts discuss whether communities should have more authority over federal lands in their backyards.
Southwest rain, Endangered Species Act, school-to-prison pipeline and more.
Tesla powerplay, Sacramento Delta protections, Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty and more.