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In southwestern Utah, unceasing growth means increased tension
In southwestern Utah, unceasing growth means increased tension
Access to public lands have caused St. George to become one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country.
‘Assisted migration’ could help plants survive climate change
‘Assisted migration’ could help plants survive climate change
Human intervention, mimicking the movement of a species, is already happening in the West.
Flying fish; grizzly bear hunts; cougar telepathy
Flying fish; grizzly bear hunts; cougar telepathy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Estranged in America
Estranged in America
What happens to a community when its sense of belonging begins to unravel?
California’s farmworkers face illness and death in the fields
California’s farmworkers face illness and death in the fields
‘The reality is that the machinery of growers is taken better care of than the lives of farmworkers.’
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Luis Alberto Urrea’s new novel reflects on the family relationships that challenge and transcend the U.S.-Mexico border.
Immigrants aren’t the real threat to public lands
Immigrants aren’t the real threat to public lands
Population growth isn’t the problem. Look to the American lifestyle and economy instead.
The long, strange trip of Deer 255
The long, strange trip of Deer 255
The 242-mile migration underscores the need to protect wide tracts of land that sustain migrating wildlife.
Warm weather and a warm welcome
Warm weather and a warm welcome
We welcome a new associate photo editor and celebrate life changes.
Behind the iconic, dystopian images of the New Deal
Behind the iconic, dystopian images of the New Deal
A short-lived photography project captured rural poverty during the Great Depression.
Truckers take on human trafficking
Truckers take on human trafficking
‘Our idea was to turn a passive audience into a disruptive force.’
The myth of American progress
The myth of American progress
The West may not represent progress, but it does represent constant flux.
Domestic horses deserve care and respect, not neglect
Domestic horses deserve care and respect, not neglect
In Ashland, Oregon, an equine sanctuary fills the gap left by irresponsible owners.
Naming the Borderland’s lost
Naming the Borderland’s lost
In Arizona, a humanitarian crisis spurs researchers to find new ways of identifying migrant remains.
As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
As ethics questions swirl, Zinke knows how to work a crowd
The Interior secretary woos conservatives with logging, drilling, public access.
A strange feeling of safety for a black American
A strange feeling of safety for a black American
Under the gaze of tribal police, a writer finds a new sense of freedom.
How Native filmmakers are restoring cinematic narratives
How Native filmmakers are restoring cinematic narratives
Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
Mining protections lapse on one of Oregon’s wildest rivers
The Department of Interior’s failure to extend restrictions exposes the weaknesses of a key environmental law.
Rural railroads are more important than your new trails
Rural railroads are more important than your new trails
Converting rails to trails can hurt economies and make it harder to battle blazes.
‘No trespassing’ laws create personal playgrounds for the wealthy
‘No trespassing’ laws create personal playgrounds for the wealthy
Westerners must fight for the right to roam in the age of ‘stand your ground’ laws.
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