Editor's Note

  • The art of adaptation

    The art of adaptation

  • Forestry fandango

    Forestry fandango

  • Hunger pangs

    Hunger pangs

    What’s happening in Arctic villages foreshadows a future of climate disruption.

  • Taking the romance out of farming

    Taking the romance out of farming

    Some farms are using the river as their sewer.

  • A wild paradox

    A wild paradox

    How we interface with wilderness.

  • What hides in the waters

    What hides in the waters

    In the rural West, river pollution seems somewhat straightforward, when in reality it’s infinitely complex.

  • Official lawlessness on the border

    Official lawlessness on the border

    No agency can be expected to care for the environment if the citizens who empower it don’t pay attention.

  • Conflict for the sake of conflict

    Conflict for the sake of conflict

    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.

  • The vital diversity of our parks

    The vital diversity of our parks

    By making our national parks more welcoming to minorities, we realize the potential of “America’s Best Idea.”

  • A path to an unexpected place

    A path to an unexpected place

    Gallup’s challenge is to use its nascent recreation economy to benefit the entire community.

  • Savoring the horror stories

    Savoring the horror stories

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Older and wiser

    Older and wiser

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

  • 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.