You are here: home   Issues

Browse High Country News issues

Displaying 626-650

Is the grizzly adapting fast enough? January 04, 1988

Is the grizzly adapting fast enough?

While there is hope that the grizzly is nearing recovery in the short term, most scientists remain worried about the long haul.

Browse issue
Caves need protection December 21, 1987

Caves need protection

Congress considers a little-known bill -- the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act -- that would guard the thousands of caves underlying public lands from vandalism and other forms of destruction.

Browse issue
Is Montana being (de)railroaded? December 07, 1987

Is Montana being (de)railroaded?

Dennis Washington's Montana Rail Link takes over 900 miles of track from Burlington Northern, prompting picketing (and possibly sabotage) by workers.

Browse issue
The wolf in the West: Singing a sad song November 23, 1987

The wolf in the West: Singing a sad song

A series of articles explores the many sides of wold recovery.

Browse issue
Acoma Indians protest a proposed national monument in New Mexico November 09, 1987

Acoma Indians protest a proposed national monument in New Mexico

The Acoma Indian tribe doesn't want El Malpais, its ancestral ground, to be wilderness.

Browse issue
Ski industry collides with the big game industry October 26, 1987

Ski industry collides with the big game industry

Can several million people ski down Colorado's mountain slopes each winter without destroying the state's wildlife?

Browse issue
The fight over Box-Death Hollow Wilderness October 12, 1987

The fight over Box-Death Hollow Wilderness

A spectacular chunk of land that Congress designated as wilderness in 1984 has become a new battleground in the dispute between environmentalists and energy companies in Utah.

Browse issue
Sewage industry beats critic September 28, 1987

Sewage industry beats critic

For three years, Peter Maier, a renegade engineer, fought Utah's water establishment over its water pollution-control program.

Browse issue
Beauty, isolation and cheap land bring a sect to Montana September 14, 1987

Beauty, isolation and cheap land bring a sect to Montana

The Church Universal and Triumphant, a wealthy religious group from southern California, recently moved to a ranch called the Royal Teton on the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park.

Browse issue
Range war in South Dakota August 31, 1987

Range war in South Dakota

Ranchers and the Forest Service butt heads over management of South Dakota's national grasslands.

Browse issue
Hoover Dam, 1990s version: The Superconducting Collider August 17, 1987

Hoover Dam, 1990s version: The Superconducting Collider

To the Rocky Mountain West, the $4.4 billion atom-smashing Superconducting Super Collider represents economic development of the most desirable kind.

Browse issue
In Denver, the rule is: Exhale, but don't inhale August 03, 1987

In Denver, the rule is: Exhale, but don't inhale

Denver faces an annual battle with unhealthy carbon monoxide emitted by cars, trucks, woodstoves and fireplaces.

Browse issue
Downwinders: America's nuclear sacrificial lambs July 06, 1987

Downwinders: America's nuclear sacrificial lambs

People living near the Nevada Test Site got as much radiation from a few years of fallout from government testing as they would from natural sources during their entire lifetimes.

Browse issue
Update on Yellowstone: Mott quietly locks horns with his boss June 22, 1987

Update on Yellowstone: Mott quietly locks horns with his boss

Park Service Director William Penn Mott doesn't agree with U.S. Interior Department official William Horn on many things, including wolf reintroduction.

Browse issue
Wyoming's vast, scarred Red Desert June 08, 1987

Wyoming's vast, scarred Red Desert

The Red Desert is quiet now, but the marks remain from a period of oil, gas and uranium exploration and extraction.

Browse issue
Groundwater pollution: A silent, insidious invasion May 25, 1987

Groundwater pollution: A silent, insidious invasion

A neighborhood suspects the Tucson International Airport, where military aircraft are built and serviced, as the source of cancer-causing pollution.

Browse issue
A struggle for an Arizona peak May 11, 1987

A struggle for an Arizona peak

Preservationists oppose construction of an astronomical observatory on Mount Graham.

Browse issue
Two views of Allan Savory April 27, 1987

Two views of Allan Savory

Guru of false hopes and an overstocked range, or creator of a Socratic approach to land management?

Browse issue
Heap leach mining comes to South Dakota April 13, 1987

Heap leach mining comes to South Dakota

Wharf Resources's open pits, roads, parking lots, heap leach piles, holding ponds and refinery are a vast, complex earth-moving enterprise in the Black Hills.

Browse issue
The Northern Utes take on Utah March 30, 1987

The Northern Utes take on Utah

In a little-noticed battle, 2,500 members of the Northern Ute Indian tribe have re-established sovereignty over three million acres in Utah's Uintah Basin.

Browse issue
The wild horse: Feral pest or living history? March 16, 1987

The wild horse: Feral pest or living history?

The number of horses on the range doubles roughly every seven years, creating conflict between ranchers, land managers and those who see the animals as a last remnant of the Wild West.

Browse issue
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Poor engineering, worse PR March 02, 1987

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Poor engineering, worse PR

"It sucks" is what an unidentified staffer for U.S. Department of Energy concluded about his agency's choice of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as a candidate for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste dump.

Browse issue
A game ranching bill in Wyoming pits landowners against hunters February 16, 1987

A game ranching bill in Wyoming pits landowners against hunters

The jerry-built system of wildlife management on a mix of state-owned, federal and private lands is under pressure from private landowners.

Browse issue
The West cleans up its act February 02, 1987

The West cleans up its act

An acid rain-causing copper smelter in Douglas, Ariz., closes.

Browse issue
Rebottling the nuclear genie January 19, 1987

Rebottling the nuclear genie

A spill at a United Nuclear Corp. uranium mill highlights problems in New Mexico's uranium belt.

Browse issue

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. A graceful gazelle becomes a pest | Inrroducing an African gazelle called the oryx for...
  3. What's killing the Yukon's salmon? | An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and...
  4. Plains sense | Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first pro...
  5. North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste | Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone