Browse High Country News issues

Displaying 26-50

Lifeblood of the Delta October 28, 2013

Lifeblood of the Delta

Taking an in-depth look at whether the Colorado River could flow to the sea again, despite one of the worst droughts of the millennium. Plus how dozens of Alaskan schools are closing in small villages, how a fire could help Gila trout make a comeback, zombie survival strategies and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
The New Geronimo? October 14, 2013

The New Geronimo?

An Apache from Oklahoma fights his kin to build a casino and bring his people home to New Mexico. Plus how we can learn to live with flooding, New Mexico’s attempt to roll back groundwater protections, the mysterious reappearance of a special bumblebee species, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Intimate Geographies September 16, 2013

Intimate Geographies

With some of the West's most insightful authors as our guides, each fall we briefly set aside the news to create a special books/essays issue and take a more reflective look at our region. This year's books/essays issue explores ways of looking at a landscape and locating ourselves within it.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Of Sparrows and Sodbusters September 02, 2013

Of Sparrows and Sodbusters

Western and Mexican conservationists race to save grasslands -- and the species that depend on them. Plus, Idaho's power struggle, community-driven efforts to regulate fracking, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Dinosaur Wars August 19, 2013

Dinosaur Wars

A stunning fossil site is found in Montana, but will it ever be studied by scientists? Plus Navajo activist Klee Benally, edible invasives, environmental lawsuits, photographs from a Hotshot on the line, debate over grizzly numbers in Greater Yellowstone and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Mojave Squeeze August 05, 2013

Mojave Squeeze

Development and an unproven conservation strategy put the desert tortoise in a tight spot, life in the Bakken for its few female workers, water pollution in the eyes of the EPA and a Utah community, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Red Rock Resolution? July 22, 2013

Red Rock Resolution?

One of the West's most conservative, pro-industry lawmakers could put an end to Utah's wilderness stalemate. Plus, the Yarnell Hill wildfire, Obama's natural gas pitch, the EPA looks at Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Water Rights June 24, 2013

Water Rights

Latino communities in California's Central Valley struggle with water pollution, plus the West's rising importance as a helium producer, Hal Herring's take on oil and gas exploitation along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Paradise at a Price June 10, 2013

Paradise at a Price

Can environmentalists and affordable housing activists in Jackson, Wyoming settle their differences? Plus, using nautical records from centuries past to model climate modeling technology, the economic gains of wildfire, Latino radio incorporates public service, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Haywired May 27, 2013

Haywired

Can the enormous, intricate and fragile electric grid play nice with increased renewable energy production? Plus, Alaska's bald eagles, selling a Utah ghost town, hummingbird-inspired drones, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Right-wing Migration May 13, 2013

Right-wing Migration

Conservative newcomers to Northern Idaho fight against the region's Democrats, and themselves. Plus, the Southwest's drought continues, midget faded rattlesnakes get a closer look from researchers, HCN follows a Montana wolf hunt, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
A New Forest Paradigm April 29, 2013

A New Forest Paradigm

Reassessing the 20-year-old Northwest Forest Plan, wolf trapping in Idaho, Idaho ranchers find common ground with the BLM while fighting range fires, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Sacrificial Land April 15, 2013

Sacrificial Land

Desert dwellers wonder if renewable energy farms will dominate the Mojave Desert, how the federally-induced sequester will impact the West, California's new carbon cap and trade market goes into effect, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Second annual travel issue March 18, 2013

Second annual travel issue

A BLM junkie explores little-known lands; a sea kayaker paddles the Inside Passage; and other tales of travel and adventure from around the West.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Uncertain Landing March 04, 2013

Uncertain Landing

Mammoth Lakes, California and the rest of the ski industry face climate change. Also, Obama nominates a recreation industry magnate as Secretary of the Interior, the information age renders remote archeological sites increasingly accessible, Lake Mead reveals a long-sunken ghost town, scientists track the surprising and increasingly urban movement of mountain lions, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Farming on the Fringe February 18, 2013

Farming on the Fringe

San Luis Valley irrigators search for new ways to live within the limits of their water-short world. Also, the Sierra Club opts for civil disobedience against Keystone XL, tribes tangle over how to disperse settlement money, the BLM takes a stand over a southwestern river, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Making Good on the Badlands February 04, 2013

Making Good on the Badlands

The Oglala Lakota may soon manage the first tribal national park, but transforming the bombed-out landscape won’t be easy. Also, the West debates gun control, cleaning up hardrock mine pollution isn't easy, a letterpress newspaper alive in well in rural Colorado, restoring rivers, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Special issue: Natural resources education January 21, 2013

Special issue: Natural resources education

Education in the oil and gas fields, teaching students about public lands, the re-emergence of Outward Bound, teaching Los Angeles teenagers to water sample, Great Old Broads for wilderness laugh and learn, Round River teaches through places, and much more in our special education issue.

Browse issue Digital Edition
The new Wild, Wild West December 24, 2012

The new Wild, Wild West

A mining rush promises to transform Canada's backcountry and threatens Alaska's salmon; BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska; fighting for floodplains; an underwater forest holds keys to historic drought; Custer reenactments, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
The Evolution of Wildlife Tech December 10, 2012

The Evolution of Wildlife Tech

We're learning a lot by tracking millions of animals, but are we losing some of the heart of wildlife biology? Also, more energy means more water use, ocean acidification threatens oysters, a development conflict in the Grand Canyon, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Casting for Common Ground November 26, 2012

Casting for Common Ground

A timber company tries to do the right thing as a tribe fights for its ancestral lands. Also, enviros buy out oil and gas leases in forests, unusual bedfellows support state-run banks, genetically modified seeds take the next step forward, a climate artist, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Nowhere to run November 12, 2012

Nowhere to run

Is there a way through the Wests's bitter wild horse wars? Also, learning from the Gila wildfire, the "war" on coal, deformed frogs, finding hipsters in Green River, Utah, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Red State Rising October 29, 2012

Red State Rising

Utah's powerful economic engine hinges on a potent combination of capitalism and collectivism. Also, political coverage, including looks at money in Western races, redistricting, Nevada politics, the Latino vote, and important races you've never heard of.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Are you a local? October 15, 2012

Are you a local?

Issue Summary: Our annual Books and Essays issue features essays about finding our place in the West by Craig Childs, Hannah Nordhaus and Sarah Gilman, author profiles, and many reviews of new books.

Browse issue Digital Edition
Pallids in Purgatory September 17, 2012

Pallids in Purgatory

On the overworked Missouri River, searching for signs that pallid sturgeon haven't reached the end of their line. Also, superhero scientists unleash new weapons in the fight against invasive cheatgrass, the politics of public health, fire scientists duke it out over what the West's forests should look like, and more.

Browse issue Digital Edition