High Country News December 06, 2010
Archaeologists debate how best to preserve Arizona's crumbling missions – and sometimes ask if it’s time to let them die.
In Kern County, Calif., the oil industry shares land and water with fruit-growers and farmers -- not always comfortably.
Long-banned pesticides linger in the soils of neighborhoods built on former agricultural land in central Washington.
Cap and trade is dead in Washington, D.C., but a few states are hoping to limit emissions through the Western Climate Initiative.
Organic hop growers are toasting new regulations that require organic beers to use organic hops.
The first confirmed ocelot sighting in Arizona in 50 years spurs an update of a federal recovery plan.
The federal government has decided to let the tides take what's left of the San Francisco Bay ghost town known as Drawbridge.
Roughnecks and hunters are fighting plans to drill for natural gas in the Hoback-Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range.
When pesticide chemicals were found underneath the houses of Barber Orchard, N.C., it aroused fears nationwide about the risks of building on former agricultural land.
High Country News will host Holiday Open House; poets, bikers and wine-lovers come to call; clarifications.
Writers on the Range
That odd-looking woman on the sidewalk ahead of you is not just talking to herself; she's trying -- loudly -- to memorize a poem.
Investigative reporter Judy Pasternak describes uranium's effects on the Navajo Nation in Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed.
A young writer named Steve Edwards spends seven months living by Oregon's Rogue River in his memoir, Breaking into the Backcountry.
A "hodgepodge of humanity" visits Mojave desert hot springs -- and there's room enough for all.