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Latest: Supreme Court upholds Grand Canyon uranium mining ban
Latest: Supreme Court upholds Grand Canyon uranium mining ban
A twenty-year moratorium on uranium extraction in northern Arizona will stand.
Latest: Yurok Tribe cancels salmon season on Klamath River
Latest: Yurok Tribe cancels salmon season on Klamath River
For the third year in a row, the tribal citizens won’t have commercial fishing.
 Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Audience and editor favorites to help us find some solace.
Can a California town move back from the sea?
Can a California town move back from the sea?
Imperial Beach considers the unthinkable: a retreat from nature.
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Ed Marston, remembered
Ed Marston, remembered
Thoughts on HCN’s former publisher from people whose lives he impacted.
Ed Marston’s fierce love transformed the West
Ed Marston’s fierce love transformed the West
How the man who ‘just wanted to write’ created an institution.
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
Imperial Beach considera lo impensable: emprender retirada a causa de la naturaleza.
Migration and extinction in the American West
Migration and extinction in the American West
A new novel follows two wanderers on a westward journey.
Meanwhile, the West is in jeopardy
Meanwhile, the West is in jeopardy
Amid political and cultural tumult, we are unprepared for the new reality of climate change.
Ushering in fall
Ushering in fall
Staffers get creative with harvest crowns, art openings and personal essays.
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
Volunteer scientists study flowers to battle climate dread
The data they’re collecting is helping researchers evaluate how ecosystems change.
A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force
Despite continuous underfunding, a new academy is training cadets to protect the Nation on its own terms.
See what the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act preserves
See what the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act preserves
Over 50 years, the landmark law has protected more than 13,000 miles of American waterways.
Can hunting keep us human?
Can hunting keep us human?
In the New Machine Age, hunting helps us accept mortality as truth.
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