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High Country News October 01, 2010

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

Controversial guidebook author Michael Kelsey takes a writer into Utah's notorious Black Hole.


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

In West Oakland, Calif., the Breathmobile fights inner city asthma.

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

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


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

High Country News hosts a big anniversary party and board meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.; summer visitors.

Book Reviews

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'

In his new novel, Work Song, Ivan Doig describes the struggle between mine owners and union activists in post-WWI Butte, Mont.


Computer model slices and dices mountain climates

In Oregon's H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, scientists study climate patterns.

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