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  • A ski town contributes mightily to paleontology

    A ski town contributes mightily to paleontology

    The fossils found near Colorado's Snowmass Village have a lot to teach us: not just about mastodons and mammoths, but also about the climate and ecosystem that existed tens of thousands of years ago.

  • A fall crop of visitors

    High Country News gets lots of visitors; Paolo Bacigalupi's HCN sci-fi story "The Tamarisk Hunter" is in a new anthology; Utne Reader honors visionaries, including some of HCN's friends.

  • The foul air outside my window

    The foul air outside my window

    A small -- and impoverished -- tribe in Nevada suffers from the health impacts of a nearby pollution-spewing coal-fired power plant.

  • Management by mega-fire

    It’s a basic fact of Western life that fire rarely behaves the way we want it to.

  • Good policy and good intentions won't stop big wildfires

    Good policy and good intentions won't stop big wildfires

    Federal agencies have made strides in reducing fire danger in the West's forests, but many factors hinder their efforts

  • Ice matters

    Ice matters

    We're not just losing our glaciers; we're unraveling the systems that sustain all life on earth.

  • The gift of runoff in a wet season

    The gift of runoff in a wet season

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

  • Me and my SUV

    Me and my SUV

    An environmentalist loves driving her SUV but welcomes the prospect of higher gas prices.

  • This Earth Day, it's all about the air

    This Earth Day, it's all about the air

    If you can take a nice deep breath and enjoy a clear blue sky, thank the Clean Air Act.

  • Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides

    Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides

    Republicans battle Republicans, environmentalists battle environmentalists, over power lines for wind and solar energy.

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