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Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
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August 18, 2014

Climate change threatens food security in parts of Alaska, Colorado’s fracking fight, prickly pears are farmed in California, a coal mine expansion is halted in a surprising climate court case, and more.

Feature

Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Climate change in the Far North puts traditional food sources at risk.

Editor's Note

Hunger pangs
Hunger pangs
What’s happening in Arctic villages foreshadows a future of climate disruption.

Current

Jared Polis abandons anti-fracking initiatives
Jared Polis abandons anti-fracking initiatives
A Democratic family feud takes a surprising turn in Colorado.
How much water goes into your food?
How much water goes into your food?
Growing everyday food items requires a surprising amount of water.
Boreal burning
Boreal burning
Canada's Northwest Territory goes up in flames, releasing massive amounts of carbon.
Fear the falcon
Fear the falcon
A man and his raptors take on Washington's dump scavengers.
Climate canary
Climate canary
Greenhouse gases are changing the way we talk about coal.
A new wildfire protection approach in Colorado
A new wildfire protection approach in Colorado
Homeowners take on the costs of fire mitigation — with lots of help.
The prickly pear as California crop
The prickly pear as California crop
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils?
The Latest: Wild Mexican wolf pups born in Sierra Madre
The Latest: Wild Mexican wolf pups born in Sierra Madre
The species still struggles on both sides of the border.
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
75 percent less haze predicted for nearby parks.

Essays

Wolf pups, and the return of wild wonder
Wolf pups, and the return of wild wonder
OR-7’s family shows us there’s still something wild about California.

Book Reviews

A Taxonomy of Landscape
A Taxonomy of Landscape
Interstate and backroad photography with a Barry Lopez essay.
Reinventing the Sundance Kid
Reinventing the Sundance Kid
Review of 'Sundance: A Novel' by David Fuller
Metamorphosis in Winnemucca
Metamorphosis in Winnemucca
Review of ‘The Days of Anna Madrigal’ by Armistead Maupin

Writers on the Range

How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.

Heard Around the West

George Harrison’s tree is killed by beetles, and more
George Harrison’s tree is killed by beetles, and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

An award, and a whole lot of visitors
An award, and a whole lot of visitors
Cally Carswell wins a Society of Environmental Journalists award; visitors come to call.

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