High Country News May 27, 2013
How the huge and fragile network of wires intertwined into our very existence may determine whether we can kick our carbon habit.
The Alaska Legislature cut the industry’s taxes to boost declining production in the North Slope. But the rollbacks don’t seem likely to have the desired effect.
New "company towns" are born in the rural West -- for Facebook, Google and the like.
Scientists studying eagles on the Chilkat River near Haines worry that nearby mineral exploration may threaten a chum salmon run the migrating raptors rely on, possibly with cross-continent consequences.
Woodside, Utah, a dusty town with an out-of-service gas station and not much else, is for sale. Mike Metzger’s creative marketing of the oddball property led to a media frenzy, but thus far, no buyers.
There’s still time to combat the invasive, destructive mussels before they colonize the reservoir
A primer on the inner workings of the electric grid.
Robotic hummingbirds have got nothing on the real thing
How to avoid unauthorized offers for HCN subscriptions and renewals.
"100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do," Kim Stafford’s memoir of his brother’s suicide, is more heartwarming than depressing
In "The Last Shepherd," Martin Etchart tells a story of a Basque sheep herding family’s secrets
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein