Magazine
Border Out of ControlDigital Edition

June 9, 2014

National security runs roughshod over the Arizona desert, a radioactive leak in New Mexico makes the future of nuclear waste disposal even more elusive, wolverines, brine shrimp, and more.

Feature

Border out of control
Border out of control
National security runs roughshod over the Arizona wild.

Current

The leak heard ‘round the nuclear industry
The leak heard ‘round the nuclear industry
A radioactive leak in New Mexico will make solutions to our waste problem even more elusive.
Brine shrimp by the billions in the Great Salt Lake
Brine shrimp by the billions in the Great Salt Lake
Why is this shrimp fishery nearly conflict-free?
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.
Oil and gas wells hold a place of honor in a Colorado subdivision
Oil and gas wells hold a place of honor in a Colorado subdivision
Pumpjacks and tanks make good neighbors.
The Latest: Kill invasive lake trout to save native bull trout?
The Latest: Obama designated his largest national monument yet
The Latest: Obama designated his largest national monument yet
If Congress won’t act to protect public lands, the President will.

Editor's Note

Official lawlessness on the border
Official lawlessness on the border
No agency can be expected to care for the environment if the citizens who empower it don’t pay attention.

Essays

When a parent dies, do we let the house fall?
When a parent dies, do we let the house fall?
Every generation must decide what to do with the lives that preceded theirs.

Writers on the Range

Suckers for gold
Suckers for gold
Recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds.

Dear Friends

Remembering Cecil Garland
Remembering Cecil Garland
The passing of a wilderness advocate, and an HCN correspondent moves to North Dakota.

Book Reviews

Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Paintings of riotous natural beauty and horrific destruction.
Consider the sparrow
Consider the sparrow
Review of “The Urban Bestiary” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Thumbs up and still breathing
Thumbs up and still breathing
Review of “Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire” by Jerry D. Mathes II

Heard Around the West

Multimedia

How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.

Letters