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How the Park Service is Failing Women
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December 12, 2016

In this issue, the culmination of a year-long investigation into sexual harassment and gender discrimination at federal public lands agencies by Lyndsey Gilpin, the magazine’s editorial fellow. Also, the uncertain future of Obama's legacy under Trump, a new way forward for Western farming and an end to coal terminals?

Feature

How the National Park Service is failing women
How the National Park Service is failing women
The agency tasked with safeguarding our greatest public lands has neglected to protect its workers.

Current

A new direction for indoor growers
A new direction for indoor growers
Vertical farming rises to meet growing demand for local, organic food.
Showcasing Alaska’s Inupiat culture through gaming
Showcasing Alaska’s Inupiat culture through gaming
Few Inupiat youth are fluent in their native language, but a new game’s popularity could keep the culture alive.
Latest: Roadless rule loophole for Colorado coal mine
Latest: Roadless rule loophole for Colorado coal mine
Enviromental groups had sued over the mine’s carbon impacts.
Latest: California’s tree die-off is bigger than you thought
Latest: California’s tree die-off is bigger than you thought
An additional 36 million trees have died since May.
Plans falter for West Coast coal terminals
Plans falter for West Coast coal terminals
Coal companies look to Asia, but face port challenges.
The twisted economics of the Dakota Access Pipeline
The twisted economics of the Dakota Access Pipeline
It’s not about energy independence or even climate change. It’s all about profit.
Solar jobs for miners; millipede discovery; drought’s effects
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
What the President-elect can — and can’t — do when it comes to water, coal and climate change.

Editor's Note

Essays

Tolerance in Trump’s America
Tolerance in Trump’s America
Amid fear and despair, we’ll have to find ways to talk to each other.

Book Reviews

The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.

Heard Around the West

Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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