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The NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought
The NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought
Senior scientist Jay Famiglietti’s research looks at the West and the world’s dwindling water resources.
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
What is it about Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people?
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
Turf wars and management missteps have hurt the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs, leaving them dangerously inbred.
Wind River revelations
Lisa Jones talks about Northern Arapaho horse whisperer and healer Stanford Addison, the subject of her book, Broken.
When good times go bad
When good times go bad
After years of prosperity and breakneck growth, Phoenix and its Western siblings have crashed hard thanks to the recession. And the food banks and other social services are very busy.
A passion to protect
In this audio interview, Glo Cunningham talks about why she came to the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., 34 years ago and what has sustained her fight to preserve its mountains and water.
Invading the silence
Invading the silence
Annie Proulx talks about Wyoming's Red Desert along with photographs by Martin Stupich.
Tent City
Tent City
A look inside Taco Flat, one of the informal communities that has risen up near Fresno, Calif..
Straddling the Canadian border
Straddling the Canadian border
A Tulalip Indian works to maintain traditions with family on the other side
Buried History
Buried History
A $7 billion nuclear site clean up leaves unanswered questions underground.
Video: Humor in a world gone mad
Video: Humor in a world gone mad
Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly creates political cartoons in order to stay sane.
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Recovering addicts find roots in the soil of New Mexico.
Slideshow: The waiting game
Slideshow: The waiting game
Immigrant day-laborers in Santa Fe wait for jobs -- usually backbreaking work that pays minimal wages -- as the economy continues to slide.
Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent
Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent
In rural western Colorado, a vet tends to pets and their humans. Michelle Nijhuis reads her essay, along with slides by JT Thomas.
The fruits of their labor
The fruits of their labor
In Delta County, Colorado, a pilot program sent prisoners to work on three farms during the summer of 2008.
Video: Still howling wolf
Video: Still howling wolf
The passionate and complicated feelings people have about living with wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Portland Promenade
Portland Promenade
People on the streets of Oregon's pedestrian-friendly city talk about why they leave their cars at home (or have no cars).
Roan on the auction block
Roan on the auction block
The BLM auctioned leases on 54,631 acres in Western Colorado to the natural gas industry for a record $114 million.
War of Fog
War of Fog
UPDATED: An audio slideshow illustrating the rise of an epidemic amidst an ongoing cultural struggle.
The land cries out -- Do we have a conscience?
Photos of Green Mountain and Crooks Mountain in central Wyoming, which have been bulldozed in the search for jade and uranium.