High Country News September 03, 2007
Pete McGrail believes the volcanic basalt that underlies the Columbia River Basin may hold a cure for global warming: carbon sequestration.
Some of the more heated responses to Ray Ring’s gun story show a certain ignorance of general constitutional principles, but HCN loves letters and is already looking forward to readers’ reactions to the current issue’s story on carbon sequestration.
Meet HCN in Salt Lake City; hasta la vista, Gretchen Nicholoff; visitors; Robert Funkhouser dies; correction.
Ben Luce is no longer pulling his punches as he battles for clean energy in New Mexico.
Some environmentalists are unhappy about the BLM’s plans to spray herbicides for weed control, but many public-land managers say it’s the only way to tackle the invasion of flammable weeds.
In the Rocky Mountain West, old mining claims are suddenly the newest real estate hot spots.
In southwestern Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is working with Cocopah Indians and environmentalists to restore a degraded, crime-ridden wetland called Hunters Hole.
In Courage for the Earth, editor Peter Matthiessen gathers 14 essays honoring the life and work of Rachel Carson.
In Best Stories of the American West, Volume I, series editor Marc Jaffe gathers 20 very different stories by 20 very different writers.
Steven Albert – like John Muir before him – loves the thrill of climbing fourteeners, even if it’s sometimes a guilty pleasure.
Alan Kesselheim wonders if rising gas prices and global warming will one day turn our sprawling suburbs into empty ghost towns.
Jonathan Thompson learns to love guns – and to fear them even more than he did before.
Heard Around the West
Santa Fe coyotes replaced by mountain lions; cat problems in Colorado; bunny restraining order in Oregon; dead snakes bite back; mysterious things in a dead bird’s tummy.
Two Weeks in the West
Coal-mining is always a dangerous business; wild horse problems in Nevada; biofuel boondoggle?; and biofuel bio the numbers.