Items by Paul Larmer
In the rural West, river pollution seems somewhat straightforward, when in reality it’s infinitely complex.
No agency can be expected to care for the environment if the citizens who empower it don’t pay attention.
Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff shows we can’t dismiss armed drama, but we should also understand that the issues surrounding gun control point to something deep in America’s philosophical DNA.
Alaska’s Bristol Bay can teach us how to preserve what we still have and to restore what we’ve lost.
There are hints of progress in the long-lasting stalemate over some of Utah's -- and the world's -- most spectacular landscapes.
The author of a new biography of one of the West's largest landholders speaks with HCN about conservation, capitalism and Cousteau.
Latino farmworker communities in California's Central Valley suffer from polluted drinking water -- and High Country News can't ignore it.
- Rich Schrader on How the West will feel groundwater shortages
- Rich Schrader on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
- vince bandola on The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law
- Deb Dedon on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution