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Wyoming tough?
Wyoming tough?
Boom, gone
Knowledge, a wrecking ball
Tucson’s rain-catching revolution
Tucson’s rain-catching revolution
In the Sonoran Desert, rainwater harvesting is finally going mainstream.
Photos and audio recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Photos and audio recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Review of “Wilderness” by Debra Bloomfield.
Can our own ingenuity upend natural laws?
Can our own ingenuity upend natural laws?
Reflections on the health of my heart and the making of Hoover Dam.
A trophy fish, a cactus doctor and an anatomically-correct bull statue.
A trophy fish, a cactus doctor and an anatomically-correct bull statue.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Bust happens
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
HCN.org news in brief.
Spring visitors
Spring visitors
Visitors, speeches and long-time subscribers.
A plague on the Klamath River
A plague on the Klamath River
The race to prevent a repeat of the West’s worst salmon-kill.
Refugees from a well-watered West
Refugees from a well-watered West
Review of “Relicts of a Beautiful Sea” by Christopher Norment.
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Photographs of sturgeon, steelhead, salmon and lamprey fishing.
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
Water grab
An ardent defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
An ardent defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is not immune to effects of the Bakken oil boom.
A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate
A crystal ball for the Pacific Northwest’s climate
This year’s drought is as bad as scientists predict for mid-century.
The Latest: Court bans shooting in Arizona national monument
The Latest: Court bans shooting in Arizona national monument
BLM suddenly reversed its ban on shooting, leading to a lawsuit.
The Latest: Feds consider uplisting northern spotted owl to endangered
The Latest: Feds consider uplisting northern spotted owl to endangered
Only about 4,000 owls remain, despite logging cutbacks.