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Where vandals target Western parks
Where vandals target Western parks
A by-the-numbers look at the most graffitied national parks.
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
One step forward, two steps back, starting from 1995.
Plants that burn fastest in a wildfire
Plants that burn fastest in a wildfire
Lichen burns cool and quick, while spruce burns slow and hot.
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.
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