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New documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis
New documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis
In ‘Killing the Colorado,’ people, not nature, are responsible for shortages.
Ranch Diaries: Late summer rain brings new wild foods
Ranch Diaries: Late summer rain brings new wild foods
How to use wild purslane and algerita berries, and how to not mistake death camas for wild onions.
Inside a park succeeding at recruiting diverse employees
Inside a park succeeding at recruiting diverse employees
Antonio Solorio helps national park reach L.A.’s Latino majority.
Meet the aspiring ranger locked out by National Park Service practices
Meet the aspiring ranger locked out by National Park Service practices
The Park Service has seemed to get in its own way when it comes to hiring more diverse applicants.
Latest: NASA determines methane hotspot is from natural gas production
In Northern New Mexico, a piñon-nut culture is vanishing
In Northern New Mexico, a piñon-nut culture is vanishing
A warming climate hits piñon pines — and the community that harvests them.
Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
These Nevada counties outrank almost anywhere else in the country for per capita veteran populations.
For the Park Service, an uncomfortable birthday
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
See these rare color photographs of the early West.
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A wild river is “a necessity of the human spirit.”
Delta flood’s carbon footprint, floodplain fallout and purple fungi fighters
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The cash-strapped agency wrestles with corporate sponsorships and budget shortfalls.
How the Park Service is planning for climate change
How the Park Service is planning for climate change
The agency is forging ahead despite meager help from Congress.
Desert rising?
Farewell to a senior editor
What climate change is doing to the parks
What climate change is doing to the parks
A sample of the shifts already underway due to a warming climate.
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Patrick Gonzalez walks the walk when it comes to climate action.
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.