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Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
This year’s fire season was the costliest on record, burning more than 9 million acres.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
In seven years, pipeline incidents have killed nearly 100 people nationwide.
Major proposed and existing transmission lines in the West
Unpacking health hazards in fracking's chemical cocktail
A look at the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing fluid in Wyoming.
Alaska intensive predator management areas
Alaska intensive predator management areas
A highlighted map showing the intensive predator management areas
Alaska wolf harvest 1986-2008
Alaska wolf harvest 1986-2008
Chart of Alaska wolf harvest 1986-2008
County kickbacks
County kickbacks
Western rural county governments often rely heavily on federal funding.
State and municipal governments fertilize local food craze
State and municipal governments fertilize local food craze
Local governments are trying to give a boost to small farmers and organic growers.
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
State trust lands serve public
State trust lands serve public
Some Western states still fund their schools partly through their state trust lands.
Draining the tub
Draining the tub
Lake Mead has dropped below its record low, and the reservoir's future does not look good.
Monstertruck alley
Monstertruck alley
Imperial Oil's plan to transport gigantic equipment to Alberta, Canada, will require major work on highways in Idaho and Montana.
The Southern Utes' empire
Maps reveal the amount of land the tribe lost over the years -- and show how huge its current business empire had become.
Net losses
Net losses
There are four endangered fish in the Colorado River: the Colorado pikeminnow, bonytail, humpback chub and razorback sucker.
Ranger danger?
Ranger danger?
HCN investigates whether violence against National Park Service employees is increasing.
Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining
Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining
Uranium mining hasn't caused any massive cave-ins or oil spills, but it has resulted in a huge death toll all the same.
A boring diagram
A boring diagram
An extraordinary 1,500-ton machine will create a new water intake from drought-stricken Lake Mead to thirsty Las Vegas
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Across the West, contaminated landscapes are becoming home to renewable energy projects.
Power struggle
The economic numbers behind coal and wind energy -- and energy efficiency -- are compared in Montana.
For wilderness, look to a wasteland
For wilderness, look to a wasteland
A map shows some of the largest sites managed by the departments of Defense and Energy in the West, and their ecological value.
Grasshoppered!
Grasshoppered!
With grasshoppers expected to swarm the West this summer, High Country News looks back at some of the region's most dramatic historic hopper outbreaks.
Balancing act
Balancing act
A look at how Western state governments are managing their budget shortfalls.