High Country News March 01, 2010
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.
A nuclear power plant proposed for Green River, Utah, needs more water than might be available in this dry part of the world.
Some Westerners want to blame our environmental woes on overpopulation, but the problem is not that simple.
Wide-ranging talk at HCN's "Power Struggle" discussion in Tucson; HCN board meeting raises financial issues; clarification, corrections.
Paul Chaat Smith's latest book, Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong, is a funny and painful collection of essays on the ways that Indians are stereotyped.
A scientist sees a Shakespearean tragedy unfold in the West’s dying aspen forests, victims of climate change.
A toilet was among the artifacts the Trash Track project followed across the country from original owner to final destination in a landfill.
Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.
Two Weeks in the West
Many environmental groups are seeing a changing of the guard, epitomized by 38-year-old activist Mike Brune's new job as head of the Sierra Club.
How it Works
What happens when the recovery of an endangered species threatens the survival of other species?
An obscure cave near Steamboat Springs, Colo., contains rare hydrogen sulfide-consuming worms that might hold a key to extraterrestrial life forms.