High Country News December 21, 2009
Wyoming is one of the best places in the world to generate power from wind. But the wind rush is running into opposition from greens, and the fossil fuel industry.
No one knows how wind energy will impact sage grouse. But many greens aren't ready to take any chances.
We all become NIMBYs when development threatens our favorite landscapes – even conservative oilmen like Wyoming’s Diemer True.
Longtime activist Kieran Suckling talks about the Center for Biological Diversity.
Skipped issue; HCN interns and friends find jobs, get creative; Thomas J. Graff dies; corrections.
Jon Raymond's short-story collection, Livability, is compassionate and quietly devastating.
In Naseem Rakha's novel, The Crying Tree, a woman tries to forgive her son's murderer.
The economy is stuck in a ditch, but on climate change the U.S. is finally moving in the right direction.
With the economy lagging, Westerners are using food stamps to fill up pantries for Christmas.
Visualizing the Landscape
Kasia Broussalian spent two sweltering months photographing the people who live along the Colorado River.
When a land trust dissolves, its conservation easements need to be taken on by another group, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Two Weeks in the West
Oil and gas companies are furious with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but environmentalists wonder if he’ll go far enough in restraining the industry.
Wyoming's sage grouse protection strategy gives fossil fuel elbow room while leaving wind energy out in the breeze.