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The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
Spanning eras, coastal rocks inspire a poet and photographer.
Paonia parades and more additions to staff
Paonia parades and more additions to staff
We’ve fooled them! Our interns and fellow decided to stick around.
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
An angler documents his pursuit of the uglier species.
Welcome to the irrigator’s club
Welcome to the irrigator’s club
An encounter with the wild during the hours of a thankless job.
How to face the ecocide
How to face the ecocide
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: So what if we’re doomed?
Trail mix
Mapping the solar eclipse; ‘America first’ energy; Underground drought
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
On getting past fear and toward a philosophy more useful.
Latest: Four pueblos win out in protracted water fight
Latest: Four pueblos win out in protracted water fight
A bitter battle between Native and non-Native water users ends in settlement.
Las campesinas lideran el camino
Las campesinas lideran el camino
Para las trabajadoras de campo, lo personal es cada vez más político.
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Ubiquitous fakes have far-reaching impacts on Indian Country.
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
Photos from Gambell, Alaska, help illustrate a different way of life.
Help us report on hate in the West
Help us report on hate in the West
High Country News joins a national effort to document hate.
The quieter monument battles to watch
The quieter monument battles to watch
What local leaders are saying about lesser-known areas as review nears its end.
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
There’s still time to comment on marine monument review
So why aren’t we hearing about it?
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.