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How cooking, eating and harvesting beach greens ties a family together
How cooking, eating and harvesting beach greens ties a family together
An Inupiaq writer remembers her family roots through a favorite dish.
New study finds DDT in California condors
New study finds DDT in California condors
Chemicals dumped in the 1970s are still seeping into the food chain. But the Yurok Tribe is confident their birds will be OK.
Unprecedented fire, wind and snowmelt in the Southwest
Unprecedented fire, wind and snowmelt in the Southwest
This may not be the driest winter, the worst fire season or even the warmest spring on record, but taken together the conditions truly are superlative.
Who’s after rare metals in the Klamath Mountains?
Who’s after rare metals in the Klamath Mountains?
While the region has a small cache of tellurium, politics and economics are in the way.
Why I’m fighting for a fish I’ve never seen
Why I’m fighting for a fish I’ve never seen
The Clear Lake hitch are vanishing.
poem after a poem by césar vallejo w/ a nod to donald justice
poem after a poem by césar vallejo w/ a nod to donald justice
A poem by Jay Hopler.
Seeing Mars on Earth
Seeing Mars on Earth
Kim Stanley Robinson on how the High Sierra has influenced his science fiction.
Western courts grapple with climate change
Western courts grapple with climate change
Rocky Mountain teens sue over fossil fuel-friendly policies.
The Yurok Tribe is bringing condors home to Northern California skies
The Yurok Tribe is bringing condors home to Northern California skies
Hunters, dairy farmers, utility operators, loggers, government agents and conservationists have all supported the tribe in helping North America’s largest land-based birds.
Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination
Duwamish Tribe sues Interior in federal court, alleging sex discrimination
After decades of back-and-forth with federal authorities, the matrilineal descendants of Chief Seattle want federal recognition, once and for all.
Snail scars provide insight into crab population changes
Snail scars provide insight into crab population changes
Small chips in snail shells provide a 100,000-year record on California’s crustaceans.
The Navajo Nation’s first economist takes a fresh view on development
The Navajo Nation’s first economist takes a fresh view on development
Alisha Murphy discusses her vision of a robust tribal economy and the importance of community input.
Yes, the drought really is that bad
Yes, the drought really is that bad
The Western U.S. is experiencing its worst drought since 800 A.D.
How to choose a pronoun
How to choose a pronoun
The land does not care what parts of you are male or female.
See the Western conservation projects getting Infrastructure Act money this year
See the Western conservation projects getting Infrastructure Act money this year
Approximately $68 million will be delivered to more than 100 projects across the country — many of which are based in the West.
What the Ukraine war means for Western lands
What the Ukraine war means for Western lands
War hawks and climate hawks alike are calling for energy independence.
Census undercount threatens federal food, health programs on reservations
Census undercount threatens federal food, health programs on reservations
Federal money, important for aid programs, is tied to the inaccurate population numbers.
Ashes and silver linings: Marshall Fire survivors reflect
Ashes and silver linings: Marshall Fire survivors reflect
Colorado’s most destructive fire leaves behind grief and slow recoveries.
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium.
The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the U.N.
The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the U.N.
At the close of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, leaders urge greater protections for human rights.
How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold New Mexico’s education system hostage
How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold New Mexico’s education system hostage
Fossil fuel interest groups are saying: let us keep drilling or the state’s education system will collapse.
When the quietest of all Hawaiian honeycreepers went silent
When the quietest of all Hawaiian honeycreepers went silent
Despite conservation efforts to save the po’ouli, the species was declared extinct in 2019.
Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Questions surround the fiscal viability of the project and how this aligns with Biden’s climate agenda.
Wyoming jury finds corner crossers not guilty
Wyoming jury finds corner crossers not guilty
The hunters escaped criminal trespass charges, but still face a civil suit.
Our latest survey and our new poetry editor
Our latest survey and our new poetry editor
The readers have spoken, and our poetry editor speaks.
Don’t judge the negative
Don’t judge the negative
The weird wonderful world of the negative image.
A culture of connectivity
A culture of connectivity
The work ahead will require more collaboration and less divisiveness.
The revenge of Big Tech
The revenge of Big Tech
When tech companies rule the world, what could go wrong?
How place names impact the way we see landscape
How place names impact the way we see landscape
Western landscapes and their names are stratified with personal memories, ancestral teachings, mythic events and colonial disturbances.
From river bottom to meadow
From river bottom to meadow
A runner in Ojai, California, considers how access to public space isn’t necessarily a given.
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