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Big ruckus over little streams
Big ruckus over little streams
A new EPA rule to regulate US waterways has provoked a pile of lawsuits
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Help High Country News identify trouble spots for West Coast fish runs.
Photos: Inside the transient world of mushroom pickers
Photos: Inside the transient world of mushroom pickers
People spend months scouring forest floors for money-making fungi in the Pacific Northwest.
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
A watchdog group also filed, citing 'toxic roulette' for workers at the former nuclear facility.
Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site
Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site
A polluted Colorado town wants to clean up on its own terms. But it’s been saying that for years.
Hydropower doesn't need any more loopholes
Hydropower doesn't need any more loopholes
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
At Crater Lake, the National Park Service is seeking solutions — but it could be too late.
A tense confrontation on a quiet Montana road
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Researchers are trying to find the source of emissions in the Four Corners region.
Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Abnormal weather linked to more recreation deaths
Summer is always high season for fatal outdoor accidents, but increased lightning and heat seem to make it worse.
Why I swam through Canyonlands: Fish can't live where people can't swim
Wild Science: Will climate change force bees to miss flower season?
Wild Science: Will climate change force bees to miss flower season?
Scientists in Colorado investigate ominous climate risks for pollinators.
Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
Obama mothballed the nuclear waste storage project. Now some Republicans seem determined to bring it back out.
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
Aaron Mair hopes to shift the club’s mission toward policies that better include the needs and values of minorities.
Many still living in FEMA’s toxic trailers, investigation finds
Many still living in FEMA’s toxic trailers, investigation finds
From oil fields to reservations, post-Katrina trailers have spread far and wide.
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
The nuts and bolts of acid mine drainage.
Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
What base camp and wildfire look like from one firefighter's perspective.
A Western lesson from Cecil the lion: trophy seekers aren't hunters
Idaho and BLM flout conservation laws for fallen officers
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.