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Species conservation is a human problem
Species conservation is a human problem
Writer Michelle Nijhuis synthesizes the story of modern-day conservation in her new book ‘Beloved Beasts.’
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Gun-related violence soars along with sales.
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
Fast-growing Western communities face a paradox of increased visitors.
Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths?
Will COVID-19 vaccinations mean more prison overcrowding deaths?
California’s decades-old ‘tough on crime’ laws still fill prisons, creating disease danger zones.
Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis
Tribal nations adapt to being at ‘ground zero’ of the climate crisis
‘Tribes are on the front line of fixing things, using our resources, setting good public policy [and using] good science.’
The health hazards of California’s neighborhood drilling
The health hazards of California’s neighborhood drilling
Much of the state’s oil extraction takes place in residential areas, often in Spanish-speaking communities, but there’s a lack of research detailing its impact.
The Colorado town that became a transgender haven
The Colorado town that became a transgender haven
In ‘Going to Trinidad,’ histories illuminate — and obscure — the outcomes of gender transition.
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
Can a wildlife refuge help a community’s fight for environmental justice?
In Albuquerque’s South Valley, activists are happy for more green space but worry about gentrification.
What the narwhal can tell us about the climate crisis
What the narwhal can tell us about the climate crisis
An analysis of the species’ 10-foot-long tusk shows an accumulation of mercury and a change in diet as sea ice retreats.
What is the pandemic’s lasting impact on first responders?
What is the pandemic’s lasting impact on first responders?
In Los Angeles County, as COVID-19 surged, EMTs faced the unimaginable, forcing them to take unimaginable measures.
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A Colorado county provides a model for saving the West’s open spaces
A sales-tax funded program pays ranchers and farmers to not develop their land or sell their water rights.
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
After months of organizing, charges against Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective president and CEO, and all others arrested will be dropped.
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
The award from Investigative Reporters and Editors marks the second major honor for the project.
Montana counties band together to reinvigorate passenger rail
Montana counties band together to reinvigorate passenger rail
The newly formed Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority aims to connect a rural and divided state.
Mapping migrant deaths in the desert
Mapping migrant deaths in the desert
GIS technology gives insight into why some undocumented immigrants perish in the Borderlands.
The importance of being seen
The importance of being seen
Recognition affects the preservation of culture, land and political agency.
High and dry
Looking for leaders
Looking for leaders
Our thanks to retiring board members and a quest for new people to help the organization set course.
Take us to the top
Take us to the top
As we pass the tree line, help us summit.
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