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In North Dakota, booms past and present
In North Dakota, booms past and present
A photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Photographs of last month's historic water pulses.
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington's coast
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington's coast
China banned West Coast shellfish after finding traces of toxins.
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
Photographs of isolation and community in Whittier, Alaska.
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge, in photos
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge, in photos
At least 20 animals will be removed from the herd this year to let habitat recover.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
At the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah, researchers consider the possibility of exploring the red planet.
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West, in pictures
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West, in pictures
Photographer Andrew Cullen used Instagram to document his summer 2012 move from Maine to Colorado, capturing Western scenes of surprise, wonder, and delight.
The West, in pictures
The West, in pictures
High Country News showcases a selection of photos submitted to SAGE Magazine, a student-run environmental magazine at the Yale Forestry School. The images include beautiful wildlife photography and poignant illustrations of humans' relationship to the natural world.
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
For her project, Real Rural, photojournalist Lisa Hamilton traveled throughout California, interviewing and photographing scores of rural people.
A long journey home
A long journey home
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants to return salmon to California's McCloud River by bringing back the fish’s descendents, now in New Zealand.