You are here: home

Results for keyword: Science

  • A whole lot of shaking

    In his book A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester takes a comprehensive look at the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and warns of the geological perils still facing the region

  • Getting out of the office, and into hot water

    California geology professor Jeff Mount uses river trips as an educational tool

  • Undoing the myth of Western exceptionalism

    California’s decision to tackle global warming is a sign that the West is finally growing up enough to realize that it is not an "exceptional" place, entirely detached from the rest of the modern world.

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • A few scientific definitions

    Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained

  • Where there's fire, there's global warming

    Climate scientist Anthony Westerling is working to illuminate the connection between rising global temperatures and the increasing ferocity of the West’s forest fires

  • Is It or Isn’t It (Just Another Mouse)?

    As scientists clash over the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse's biological categorization, the complexity of endangered species science steps into the light

  • Climate-change clues — in tropical glaciers

    In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical glaciers

  • The wild, wild weather

    Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year has been wild and wacky

  • HCN looks to the future

    In a special summer reading issue, HCN dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full stride, and California claims all water

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