Magazine
Dancing with Climate Change

October 1, 2010

In California's White Mountains, scientists ponder the fate of bristlecone pines and butterflies in a rapidly warming world.

Feature

Dancing with Climate Change
Dancing with Climate Change
In California's White Mountains, scientists ponder the fate of beardtongues, bristlecone pines and butterflies in a rapidly warming world.
Once More Unto The Breach
Once More Unto The Breach
Controversial guidebook author Michael Kelsey takes a writer into Utah's notorious Black Hole.

Current

Frack forward
Frack forward
Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.
Deadly crossing
July 2010 was the second-deadliest month ever for border-crossers in southern Arizona.
Breathing easy
Breathing easy
In West Oakland, Calif., the Breathmobile fights inner city asthma.
The birds and the bee(tle)s
The birds and the bee(tle)s
A controversial tamarisk control program is shut down over worries that it threatens rare southwestern willow flycatchers.

Editor's Note

Microclimates, macro problem
Microclimates, macro problem
As humans rely on our ingenuity to cope with climate change, wild plants and animals take refuge in the mountains’ microclimates.

Essays

Fighting the logic of fire
Fighting the logic of fire
When her new home is threatened by the Fourmile Fire in Boulder, Colo., a writer reassesses her love for the West.

Dear Friends

A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
High Country News hosts a big anniversary party and board meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.; summer visitors.

Book Reviews

No walk in the park
No walk in the park
In his compassionate, understated memoir, Walking Home, Lynn Schooler hikes across rugged Southeast Alaska.
'The music of men's lives'
'The music of men's lives'
In his new novel, Work Song, Ivan Doig describes the struggle between mine owners and union activists in post-WWI Butte, Mont.

Letters

Sidebar

Computer model slices and dices mountain climates
Computer model slices and dices mountain climates
In Oregon's H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, scientists study climate patterns.