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Public-lands visitation and recreation, by the numbers
Public-lands visitation and recreation, by the numbers
Fatalities, backcountry trips, ATVs and Denali summit attempts over the years.
Mapping drought's impact on electricity generation
Mapping drought's impact on electricity generation
Natural gas, wind and solar fill some of the hydropower deficit in California.
Mapping 7 million gallons of crude oil spills
Mapping 7 million gallons of crude oil spills
A thousand pipeline ruptures or spills reported nationwide in the past five years.
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.
Gnawing away at invasives
Gnawing away at invasives
Eating our way out of an invasive species invasion.
Desert tortoise habitat map
Desert tortoise habitat map
A map of desert tortoise range in the Mojave Desert
Fracking fashionistas
Fracking fashionistas
Safety regulations spur new fashions for oil and gas workers
En-lightning statistics
En-lightning statistics
Why lightning fatalities have drastically decreased
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010