You are here: home

Climate & Pollution

  • News

    Utility found guilty of polluting a wilderness

    The coal-fired Hayden Power Plant is found guilty of polluting the air of the nearby Mount Zirkel Wilderness area.

  • Book Reviews

    Smog talk

    The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission seeks public comment on five proposals to reduce smog on the Colorado Plateau.

  • News

    Housewife from Hell bird-dogs a cleanup

    Milltown, Mont., resident Tina Reinicke-Schmaus finds her life transformed by her involvement in a Superfund project to clean up mining waste in her town.

  • News

    When regulations are lax, s--- happens

    Malfunctioning septic systems in eastern Idaho are contaminating ground water.

  • News

    Hazardous burning plan snuffed

    The Ash Grove Cement Company changes its mind about burning hazardous waste after citizens object.

  • News

    As landfills tighten up, midnight dumpers spread out

    Illegal hazardous waste dumps are increasingly discovered in national forests.

  • News

    L-P's problems mount

    The EPA indicts Louisiana-Pacific for its Olathe, Colo., waferboard plant's pollution.

  • News

    The pendulum swings from dry to wet

    After a decade of drought, most of the West is now being drenched.

  • News

    L-P coughs up

    Louisiana-Pacific must pay settlement to Olathe, Colorado, families who sued under Clean Air Act.

  • News

    EPA hands off Superfund tailings to Idaho

    EPA agrees to let Idaho environmental authorities clean up tailings in Triumph.

  • News

    Wildlife among the victims of drought

    West suffers through sixth year of drought.

  • Book Reviews

    House of Garbage

    A new house in Missoula, Mont., showcases recycled building materials.

  • News

    Drought for the Northwest

    Drought ahead for the Northwest in summer.

  • News

    Utah utility takes aim at Colorado air

    Deseret Generation and Transmission Cooperative wants to quadruple sulfur dioxide emissions despite objections of neighbors.

  • Feature

    A guide to some trashy reading matter

    Review of two books on trash - The Garbage Primer: A Handbook for Citizens and Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage.

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. Why I am a Tea Party member |
  3. The privatization of public campground management | All the info you need to decide whether you love o...
  4. Efficiency lessons from Germany |
  5. The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands | The “odd ungulate out” gets a tentative win.
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. A graceful gazelle becomes a pest | Inrroducing an African gazelle called the oryx for...
  3. What's killing the Yukon's salmon? | An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and...
  4. Plains sense | Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first pro...
  5. North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste | Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone