Items by Krista Langlois

In campaign ads, emotion trumps fact and guns buy votes
In campaign ads, emotion trumps fact and guns buy votes
What I learned from watching political ads on YouTube two weeks before the midterms.
How to pass a wilderness bill in 2014
How to pass a wilderness bill in 2014
Lessons from southwest Colorado’s Hermosa Creek.
The walrus detectives
The walrus detectives
What's behind the Alaska walrus haul-outs? Everyone's calling climate change, but the truth is, we don't know.
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
But rural rivers are getting cleaner, a new study says.
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Four decades after the first allegations of discrimination, some say little has changed.
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Best little bookstores of the West
Best little bookstores of the West
Plus, readers' favorite books about the region.
Best little bookstores of the West
Best little bookstores of the West
Plus, readers' favorite books about the region.
Sweeping new rule for Alaska's predator control
Sweeping new rule for Alaska's predator control
Federal versus state wildlife politics get even hotter.
Former governor Tony Knowles on Alaska's predator policies
The Wilderness Act turns 50 today
The Wilderness Act turns 50 today
High Country News coverage of the evolution of wilderness since 1970.
Zen and the art of wildflower science
Zen and the art of wildflower science
In the Rocky Mountains, a long-term study yields surprises
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
Alaska’s Senate race and the fate of the West’s public lands
Alaska’s Senate race and the fate of the West’s public lands
Republicans look to Alaska in their bid to overtake the U.S. Senate.
Boreal burning
Boreal burning
Canada's Northwest Territory goes up in flames, releasing massive amounts of carbon.
The prickly pear as California crop
The prickly pear as California crop
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils?
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
What a melting glacier can teach cruise ship passengers.
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
A landswap that will keep the oil and gas industry from Desolation Canyon.
Gear companies go local
Gear companies go local
A new crop of manufacturers try to succeed without selling out.
Canada’s boreal forests are burning
Canada’s boreal forests are burning
And releasing loads of carbon.
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
A subculture of automobiles on the Utah-Nevada desert.
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
State supreme court gives green light to tar sands permits.
Pebble Mine: Alaska sides with mining corporation, tribes back EPA
Nuclear Los Alamos, America’s best place to live?
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
Tribes, greens, farmers come to consensus; dams may eventually be removed.
Railroads inch toward transparency on oil shipments