Magazine
After the Floods

November 23, 2009

Thousands of years ago, the Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington, along with our knowledge of geology.

Feature

The Lost Art of Listening
The Lost Art of Listening
Can the Arapaho language be saved from extinction?
After the Floods
After the Floods
The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.

Editor's Note

Give language a chance
Give language a chance
Languages like Arapaho are dying all over the world, but is it possible, or even necessary, to try to save them all?

Uncommon Westerners

Avalanche education for all
Avalanche education for all
In Ketchum, Idaho, Janet Kellam tries to educate the locals about the danger of avalanches.

Essays

The Eastern Frontier
The Eastern Frontier
New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.

Book Reviews

A scientist's view of change
A scientist's view of change
In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.
The wild home of hope
Rock Water Wild: An Alaskan Life is Alaska writer Nancy Lord's celebration of her state.

Writers on the Range

How wild is a managed wolf?
How wild is a managed wolf?
In an age when wolves are radio-collared and tracked everywhere they go, can they still be considered wild animals?

Dear Friends

Changing of the guard
Longtime HCN board members Dan Luecke and Felix Magowan step down; bat-chasers and bicyclists; and correction.

Two Weeks in the West

Frack 2, Scene 1
Frack 2, Scene 1
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

Evidence

The hunt is on
The hunt is on
Despite protests, wolf hunts go forward in Idaho and Montana.

Focus

Catron County confluence
Catron County confluence
A threat to Catron County's groundwater brings conservative ranchers and liberal newcomers together.

How it Works

A cleaner coal?
A cleaner coal?
Proponents say that underground coal gasification could produce cleaner energy, but some environmentalists have their doubts.

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