High Country News May 18, 2009
Bull riding explodes from its rural Western roots to become a modern spectacle along the lines of NASCAR.
Stargazing and geology satisfy the spiritual needs of a Utah writer and teacher.
High Country News wins Jane Silverstein Ries Award; former intern Emma Brown gives UC Journalism School commencement address; visitors with heart.
High Country News reader and EPA scientist Elaine Lai worked with Native peoples in the Alaskan Arctic on a climate change witness program.
The short stories in Laura Chester’s Rancho Weirdo revolve around the unexpected interactions of middle-class people with nature.
In Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West, James Lawrence Powell examines the impact of climate change on the West’s future.
The Suquamish Tribe is resurrecting the old ways of Northwestern Indians – particularly their traditional canoe journeys – to improve the health of its young people.
Two Weeks in the West
Enviros create force-fields around national parks. Also: Recovery Act funds are coming to BLM lands in the Western states.
How it Works
Ecological consultant Stuart Weiss believes that carefully managed grazing could help save a rare California butterfly from extinction.
Researchers are using Arizona’s Biosphere 2 to study how plant communities affect the movement of water.