Magazine
High Tension

March 7, 2011

Republicans, Tea Partiers and environmentalists unite against power transmission lines planned for Montana.

Feature

Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Republicans battle Republicans, environmentalists battle environmentalists, over power lines for wind and solar energy.
An Unusual Miss Navajo
An Unusual Miss Navajo
Radmilla Cody, who made history as the first biracial Miss Navajo and later served time in prison, now uses her singing to fight racism and domestic violence.

Current

New national forest rule lacks rigor
New national forest rule lacks rigor
Environmentalists like the tone of the Forest Service's new draft planning rule, but worry about how - and if - it will be enforced on the ground.
Forestry + genetics = a blister rust solution?
Forestry + genetics = a blister rust solution?
Genetic sequencing may hold the key to stopping blister rust, a disease that's ravaging Western whitebark pines.
Oregon sculptor turns beach trash into meaningful art
Oregon sculptor turns beach trash into meaningful art
Angela Haseltine Pozzi makes thought-provoking art from the trash that washes up on Oregon's beaches.
Mount St. Helens: A world apart?
Mount St. Helens: A world apart?
Washington's Mount St. Helens is protected as a living volcanic-recovery laboratory, but a completely "natural" environment has never been possible.
 Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley
Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley
The Imperial Visions Action Network is an interactive website that involves locals in reporting - and helping solve - environmental problems.

Dear Friends

Grant received, grant given
Grant received, grant given
High Country News Contributing Editor Matt Jenkins gets grant; Betsy Marston helps obtain grant for Delta County schools; Ana Maria Spagna's new book about community; clarifications.

Book Reviews

Regaining identity through restoration
Regaining identity through restoration
Charles Wilkinson's new book, The People Are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon describes how a tribe "terminated" by the federal government fought to regain its identity.
Thirteen ways of looking at a mushroom cloud
Thirteen ways of looking at a mushroom cloud
Ann Ronald's Friendly Fallout 1953 is an experiment in literary fission that describes 11 actual nuclear detonations through the eyes of mostly fictional characters.

Letters