Items by Lisa Song

On Keystone XL route, states allow different risks, reap different benefits
On Keystone XL route, states allow different risks, reap different benefits
An InsideClimate News comparison shows that, of the six states the proposed pipeline moves through, only Montana has authority to re-route the pipeline, and Kansas has given TransCanada a 10-year tax exemption.
Mount St. Helens: A world apart?
Mount St. Helens: A world apart?
Washington's Mount St. Helens is protected as a living volcanic-recovery laboratory, but a completely "natural" environment has never been possible.
Life after lava
Life after lava
Ecologist Charlie Crisafulli talks about the surprising biodiversity that has emerged in the wake of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.
Truth, lies and poetry
Reading the short stories and poems in Sherman Alexie's War Dances is like watching an intricate dance.
Seeing the triceratops for the trees
Seeing the triceratops for the trees
Paleontologist Kirk Johnson works with artist Jan Vriesen to create vividly realized landscapes of what Colorado looked like millions of years ago.
Colorado's ancient past
Colorado's ancient past
Using art and science to visualize lost landscapes.
Ranger danger?
Ranger danger?
HCN investigates whether violence against National Park Service employees is increasing.
Drilling on the green
Drilling on the green
Residents of Battlement Mesa react to gas drilling in their community.
The rabbit course
The rabbit course
An Oakland chef teaches students how to butcher bunnies for dinner.
A Swift SWIP hike
Hiking 500 miles of a transmission line route. With beans.
A water hog, redeemed
Tamarisk and native trees use the same amount of water.
Next stop: water on tap
Construction begins on the Eastern Navajo Waterline.
The Trouble with Wilbur
When pigs go wild.
Voyage of the Plastiki
Around the world on plastic bottles.
Popcorn Activism
New documentaries put Western issues on the national stage.
Olympic Sasquatch
After Vancouver, now what? Expectations from First Nations.
Sick by Sippy Cup
The chemical cocktails of everyday things.
Beanstalk 2013
A Portland skyscraper will host a living garden down its side.
Catch-and-release at HCN
Catch-and-release at HCN
New HCN interns Nick Neely, Lisa Song and Rachel Waldholz; former intern Cally Carswell returns; Marty Durlin leaves HCN to write plays; and thoroughly chilled visitors.
Attack of the dromedaries
Could camels be used for tamarisk control?
Floral fizzle?
Some cold-loving plants stand to gain from climate change.