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Old friends and new adventures
Elliott for all; Missed connections; Logging in monuments?
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
Can an imminent disaster be a tourist draw for Anchorage?
An industrious badger; misspelled markers of death; a political shooting match
Why are coyotes so polarizing?
Why are coyotes so polarizing?
A new book seeks to make sense of the hated canid’s history.
The cost of the bighorn comeback
The cost of the bighorn comeback
In California’s Eastern Sierra, bringing back bighorn has meant killing more mountain lions.
On nature and human nature
On nature and human nature
We’re tied to the natural world — despite our efforts to the contrary.
In these Western cities, using less water costs more
In these Western cities, using less water costs more
Some homes pay five times as much as others for the same amount of water.
Republican wins Montana election, despite violence
Republican wins Montana election, despite violence
Rep. Greg Gianforte starts his tenure with assault charges.
Week in review: May 26
Week in review: May 26
Another Anadarko oil explosion, protestors at FERC and landslides in Big Sur.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
Meet the people in the path of a massive pipeline expansion
Meet the people in the path of a massive pipeline expansion
Standing Rock tactics are being used in a Canada pipeline fight.
How low-wage immigrant workers are reviving unions
How low-wage immigrant workers are reviving unions
In Los Angeles, a steady movement takes hold under the Trump administration.
Good management starts with science
Good management starts with science
Should decisions on wildlife be made at the ballot box — or by experts?
Latest: Settlement resurrects Alaska’s Pebble Mine
Latest: Settlement resurrects Alaska’s Pebble Mine
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the project must pass muster for salmon.
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
Will the state’s movement to protect public lands affect Greg Gianforte?