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Big dig, big disgrace
Big dig, big disgrace
A new mega-tunnel won’t save Seattle from the tyranny of traffic.
Chainsaw diplomacy
Chainsaw diplomacy
In southern Utah’s Escalante watershed, a river restoration group tries to cut through old cultural barriers.
My kind of town: Livingston, Montana
My kind of town: Livingston, Montana
An essay on returning home to the West, after years abroad.
A recent history of land management in the Escalante region
Pale hope in a dreary place
Pale hope in a dreary place
Review of ‘Pale Harvest’ by Braden Hepner.
The Latest: New Mexico fracking ban overturned
The Latest: New Mexico fracking ban overturned
A win for industry in the nation’s first county to ban the practice.
Wilderness as therapist
Wilderness as therapist
A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.
How deep is your love?
Kaput-alism
Shooting life’s rapids
Shooting life’s rapids
Review of ‘If Not For This’ by Pete Fromm.
Statistical realism
Statistical realism
David Hughes crunches unpopular numbers for the shale oil boom.
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
Long lost GoPro resurfaces; owl attacks in Oregon
Long lost GoPro resurfaces; owl attacks in Oregon
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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The Latest: Update on the endangered Pallid Sturgeon
The Latest: Update on the endangered Pallid Sturgeon
Scientists found that dams are indeed to blame for population declines.
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Review of ‘Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain’ by Michael Light.
Tricky fluency