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A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate
A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate
This year’s drought is as bad as scientists predict for mid-century.
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
Cow patties, extraterrestrials and binoculars can help you figure out where you are.
International tourists in Western states, by the numbers
International tourists in Western states, by the numbers
Where they’re from, where they go and where they spend their money.
The privatization of public campground management
The privatization of public campground management
All the info you need to decide whether you love or hate that the Forest Service uses concessionaires.
Concessionaire Campgrounds: An Explainer
Oil and gas wells hold a place of honor in a Colorado subdivision
Oil and gas wells hold a place of honor in a Colorado subdivision
Pumpjacks and tanks make good neighbors.
Map: Trashing the border
Map: Trashing the border
A map showing the extent of renegade roads along the Arizona-New Mexico border
Rain watch
Rain watch
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
Drought watch
Drought watch
A summary of drought conditions across the region.
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
A detailed history of the conflict, starting in 1953.
Map of Colorado River pulse moving toward Sea of Cortez
A plague of tumbleweeds
A plague of tumbleweeds
A handy pamphlet on how to dig out from a tumbleweed takeover of sci-fi proportions.
Map: California Independent System Operator territory
Bristol Bay salmon ecosystem map
A timeline of our fascination with outer space
A timeline of our fascination with outer space
Space-related activities in the West.
The Colorado River Basin and Delta
Zombies invade the West!
Zombies invade the West!
HCN editors divulge their tactics for surviving the flesh-eating hordes.
The fungus among us
The fungus among us
Over the past decade, the West has seen an increase in some rare but scary illnesses.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
A war for a dollar
A war for a dollar
Arizona's biggest utility goes after solar net metering
Conservation fund turns 50
Conservation fund turns 50
With a $17 billion backlog, this NPS agency needs a funding facelift.