Issues

Dancing with Climate Change
Dancing with Climate Change
In California's White Mountains, scientists ponder the fate of bristlecone pines and butterflies in a rapidly warming world.
Migration
Migration
The pull of instinct, season and desire
A Hell of an Anniversary
A Hell of an Anniversary
High Country News' founder, Tom Bell, marks our 40th anniversary with a grim prediction: The West -- and the world -- are doomed.
Young, All-American, Illegal
Young, All-American, Illegal
Young undocumented immigrants thrive in the U.S. -- until they turn 18, and the law cracks down.
The Fiery Touch
The Fiery Touch
Wildfire arsonist Raymond Oyler is tried for murder after five firefighters die in California's Esperanza Fire.
The Ute Paradox
The Ute Paradox
The Southern Utes overcame poverty and oppression to become a wealthy and powerful tribe with nationwide energy holdings.
Immersed in the Wild
Immersed in the Wild
An "open-water" swimmer describes the exhilarating challenge of swimming for very long distances in very cold water.
One Tough Sucker
One Tough Sucker
Human beings are the greatest threat -- and the only hope -- for the Colorado River's razorback sucker.
Accidental Wilderness
Accidental Wilderness
Washington's Hanford Site and New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range both hold deadly nuclear contamination -- along with unspoiled landscapes rich in wildlife.
The Secret Lives of River Guides
The Secret Lives of River Guides
Every spring, Grand Canyon boatmen meet for an educational seminar -- and a rousing good time.
Nevada's Pot of Gold
Nevada's Pot of Gold
Maps and statistics reveal the effects Nevada's gold-mining has on taxes and employment, among other things.
The Butterfly Sting
The Butterfly Sting
In a long, nerve-racking undercover operation, a federal wildlife agent brought down one of the world’s most notorious rare-insect traffickers.
Mobile Nation
Mobile Nation
Every winter in Quartzsite, Ariz., tens of thousands of RVers form an impromptu community in the desert.
The War Next Door
The War Next Door
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.
Prodigal Dogs
Prodigal Dogs
Evidence suggests that wolves may have returned to Colorado, and they are here to stay.
'The environment ... is where we live'
'The environment ... is where we live'
A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.
Breakdown
Breakdown
California's Westlands irrigation district wants to blame a tiny endangered fish for its water troubles, but the real culprit is simply long-term drought.
Wind Resistance
Wind Resistance
When wind turbines threaten his ranch in the Laramie Range, Wyoming oilman Diemer True becomes a born-again conservationist.
Dueling Claims
Dueling Claims
A tribal attempt to protect New Mexico’s Mount Taylor spawns a bitter struggle over uranium mining, religious differences and dueling historical claims to an ancient landscape.
After the Floods
After the Floods
Thousands of years ago, the Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington, along with our knowledge of geology.
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