Items by Brendon Bosworth

California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed
California's carbon market may succeed where others have failed
The Golden State's new cap-and-trade program aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding the pitfalls of similar attempts.
Round River pushes kids out of their comfort zones and into the field
Round River pushes kids out of their comfort zones and into the field
Dennis Sizemore, who heads the outdoor education program, discusses its founding and philosophy with HCN.
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
Scientists find a climatic archive at the bottom of an alpine lake in California's Sierra Nevada.
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
As fossil fuel emissions lower the ocean’s pH, Pacific Northwest shellfish growers face an uncertain future.
Protecting the Piceance
Hunting group has plans for new type of conservation
Weird and wacky White House petitions
Weird and wacky White House petitions
Opinionated Americans ask to create the 51st state of Jefferson on the West Coast and ride their ATVS where they please, among other things.
West is best?
Western growth spikes while other states lag
Gas guzzlers
Report shows who feels most pain at the pumps
Water wins
U.S. and Mexico sign Colorado River deal
Altered amphibians
Altered amphibians
Images of frogs deformed by a parasitic flatworm that flourishes in altered environments.
Computerized canyon
Grand Canyon soon to be in digital format
From coal mine to clean energy
Skiing company gets clean energy from new coalbed methane power plant
Pot measures pass
What's next for weed legalization in Washington and Colorado?
Strange days
Things get weird in politics
2012 Western ballot initiatives
2012 Western ballot initiatives
Important and intriguing measures on the ballot this year across the West.
Amphibian alterations
Parasite no friend for frogs
Gettin' down with cap 'n trade
California carbon trading program strict on enforcement
Number games
Figures get slippery in California's genetic modification labeling ballot measure
Marijuana politics
Pot legalization on the ballot in three Western states
The sound of pollution
Researchers convert air quality data into soundscapes
A horny problem
California case highlights illegal market for rhino horn
Home rule
City versus state in Colorado oil and gas fight
Promise of the Sea
Wave-energy development gains ground in Oregon
Chinook salmon come home to Elwha River
Native fish head upstream in wake of dam removal
Label Battle
Opponents rally against effort to mandate labeling of genetically engineered foods in California
Western states' transportation spending reveals their priorities
Western states' transportation spending reveals their priorities
A breakdown of what various states spend on bike lanes and public transportation.
A tale of two power plants
Rulings for haze reductions play out differently for two southwest power stations
Pipe conflict
Feds give go-ahead for controversial groundwater pipeline to feed Las Vegas
High Country News gets new interns
HCN's newest interns are Brendon Bosworth and Emily Guerin; farewell to Philip Fradkin; correction.
Buzz of the Undead
Scientists ask the public to help track a tiny fly that turns honeybees into zombies
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