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Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
Latest: Coal giant emerges from bankruptcy
Latest: Coal giant emerges from bankruptcy
Peabody is benefiting from the natural gas price hike.
Latest:  Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Latest: Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Stakeholder groups have limited options to weigh in on federal policy-making.
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s law firm stands to benefit from a project he would oversee.
Death on the river
Death on the river
As summer rafting season begins, safe passage to all river runners.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
The making of a California prison town.
See portraits of gnarled conifers
See portraits of gnarled conifers
A couple draws and writes about the complexities of bristlecone pines and humans.
Choosing to ride
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
After her husband’s death, a woman collects a new family.
A new face on staff and new pups in the office
A new face on staff and new pups in the office
We welcome Christie, Porter and Lefty to HCN.
The myths that imprison us
The myths that imprison us
A prison town reflects Western truths of reinvention and subjugation.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Some Bundy supporters see the jury deadlock as a sliver of hope.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Learning to live with bears
Learning to live with bears
Two books examine our evolving relationship with bears.
Gas explosions, the numbers behind King Coal and LA policing
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.