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  • Editor's Note Savoring the horror stories

    Savoring the horror stories

    HCN readers get a kick out of their difficult travels in the West.

  • Editor's Note The long arm of California energy policy

    The long arm of California energy policy

    The Golden State's legacy in the Interior West is about to change.

  • Editor's Note Looking after we leap

    Looking after we leap

    Uncertainty about the effects of chemicals and environmental contaminants on human health often justifies lax regulation. Should it?

  • Editor's Note Older and wiser

    Older and wiser

    Two public lands and grazing stories as much about process and potential as on-the-ground changes.

  • Editor's Note What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?

    What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?

    Gritty, ongoing reportage delivers an important message: The fundamental problem with nuclear energy — its incredibly dangerous waste products — remains unsolved.

  • Editor's Note L.A. is here to stay

    L.A. is here to stay

    Why would any magazine editor include Los Angeles in a special issue on environmental sustainability?

  • Editor's Note Environmentalists without borders

    Environmentalists without borders

    The blue gum eucalyptus and its cousins are not especially invasive, making it harder to agree on their management.

  • Editor's Note For the love of trees

    For the love of trees

    When trees change due to the planet’s shifting climate, we change too.

  • Editor's Note Restoring the red pulse

    Restoring the red pulse

    Alaska’s Bristol Bay can teach us how to preserve what we still have and to restore what we’ve lost.

  • Editor's Note Western towns shaped by industries they pursue

    Western towns shaped by industries they pursue

    Converting an old mine to a physics lab in Lead, South Dakota, is just one example of how towns change directions due to deliberate actions as well as random chance.

  • Editor's Note A delta reborn in drought

    A delta reborn in drought

    Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.

  • Editor's Note Tribal casinos don’t like competition

    Tribal casinos don’t like competition

    The Fort Sill Apache want to build a casino in New Mexico, but established gaming tribes oppose their efforts.

  • Editor's Note Mapping our place in the West

    Mapping our place in the West

    This special books & essays issue considers the ways in which we use maps, literal and metaphoric, to understand a landscape.

  • Editor's Note The Green Tea Party?

    The Green Tea Party?

    A conservative movement embracing rooftop solar seems to be emerging.

  • Editor's Note Writing down the bones

    Writing down the bones

    The story behind this issue's cover feature, about a startling dinosaur discovery in Montana and ensuing scientific controversy.

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