High Country News February 07, 2011
Not everybody is happy, but the Obama administration is making slow but steady progress in dealing with the West's environmental issues.
The 9th Circuit Court tosses its "federal defendant" rule, giving interested parties a clearer path for intervening in environmental lawsuits.
Nez Perce elder Elmer Crow teaches children and their parents to respect an uncharismatic parasitic fish, the lamprey.
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
A rural California school builds an innovative curriculum around a nearby forest and the fire that burned it down in 2007.
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chamber returns to her job after being fired for whistleblowing.
A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.
Western rural county governments often rely heavily on federal funding.
Obama's nonconfrontational approach to life underlies his slow-but-steady approach to Western environmental issues.
High Country News welcomes new interns, Nathan Rice and Sierra Crane-Murdoch; visitors, self-reported; corrections.
Writers on the Range
Western religious leaders need to speak out more strongly on the dangers of climate change.
The essays in Ellen Waterston's Where the Crooked River Rises pay homage to her home in the high desert of eastern Oregon.
In his novel, Blind Your Ponies, Stanley Gordon West looks into the heart of a fictional small town in Montana.
Nothing says "security" like kind neighbors and a nice big woodpile for the winter.