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Groundwater without borders, detention for profit and a new generation of farms
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Audience and editor favorites from our national parks.
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
HCN.org news in brief.
What we’re reading about the Bundy trial in Oregon
What we’re reading about the Bundy trial in Oregon
A guide to making sense of the courtroom drama, as the trial begins.
Delta flood’s carbon footprint, floodplain fallout and purple fungi fighters
Bears Ears hubbub, GOP platform pushes state control and #BlackLivesMatter
FBI nabs BLM bombing suspect; Wyoming wind resistance; unofficial border patrol
Exploding oil train, heroin highways and the EPA’s civil rights record
Horse catheters in classrooms, a crackdown on toxics, and an update on the Animas River
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
HCN.org news in brief.
Opiates on the rise; Northwest tribal members fight disenrollment; ‘Best idea?’
White-nose comes West, readers respond to Grand Canyon harassment, and the election out West
Crime’s punishment out West and BLM patrol cuts
Crime’s punishment out West and BLM patrol cuts
HCN.org news in brief.
These are your state’s gun laws
These are your state’s gun laws
In the wake of mass killings, a state-by-state look at Western gun policy.
Groups sue Wyoming over ‘data trespassing’ law
Groups sue Wyoming over ‘data trespassing’ law
The laws make it a crime to collect data on open land if the collector lacks certain permissions.
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
The greater sage grouse is at the center of the biggest experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
Joan Carpenter Troccoli writes about the lives and times of the artists whose works fill the American Museum of Western Art in downtown Denver.
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A President in Yellowstone
A President in Yellowstone
A review of A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition, by Frank H. Goodyear III.
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of photographer Craig Varjabedian's photography book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait.
Desert tortoise habitat map
Desert tortoise habitat map
A map of desert tortoise range in the Mojave Desert
A review of Animal Crackers
A review of Animal Crackers
A children's book for adults shows the tables turned on humans in gruesome detail.
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010
Groundwater depletion around the West
Groundwater depletion around the West
An infographic detailing groundwater depletion across the west
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
A review of A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona, by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Montana photographer Richard Buswell turns to abstracts and still lifes in his most recent work capturing scenes from his home state.
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
A map of the West's electric grid and graphs of weather related disturbances, the balance between regional systems, and the impact of geographic smoothing on renewable energy.
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein
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