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How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
For the first time, the largest tribe in California has one of its own to lead its legal battles.
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
A book of photos explores the mesas and canyons of Bears Ears.
Indian law and injustice
Indian law and injustice
The number of Indigenous lawyers is growing, after a long history of courts denying rights to American Indians.
What the Ice Age West predicts about our future
What the Ice Age West predicts about our future
An American creation story.
We’re covering more of the West
We’re covering more of the West
The staff takes on a more geographically dispersed model of organization.
Willful ignorance
Latest: Northwest timber poaching increases
Latest: Northwest timber poaching increases
Forest Service rangers manage to bust some tree thieves — but most still get away.
How California is bringing solar energy to low-income renters
How California is bringing solar energy to low-income renters
An array on an infamous down-and-out building makes solar more equitable.
Latest: What volcanic eruptions can teach us
Latest: What volcanic eruptions can teach us
Mount St. Helens research enlightens the response to the recent Hawaiian eruption.
Trump administration pauses California’s solar energy truce
Trump administration pauses California’s solar energy truce
The decision imperils the balance between desert conservation and development.
The dark secrets of the Animas River
The dark secrets of the Animas River
A 2015 spill that turned the waterway orange is a reminder of mining’s disastrous legacy.
A bird’s song adds wonder to the world
A bird’s song adds wonder to the world
If a song defines a place, what does it mean to lose it?
Below Mount Shasta, a fight burbles over bottled water
Below Mount Shasta, a fight burbles over bottled water
Selling water to Nestlé, Crystal Geyser and others could strain aquifers.
Camping excitement and late spring visitors
Camping excitement and late spring visitors
A scorpion startles staffers and we welcome friends and new coworkers at the HCN office.
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