Activism

The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
On stage and in Congress, Trinity test downwinders fight for recognition.
Truckers take on human trafficking
Truckers take on human trafficking
‘Our idea was to turn a passive audience into a disruptive force.’
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.
Northwest tribes aid a fight against fossil fuels
Northwest tribes aid a fight against fossil fuels
Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.
The West’s students rally for gun reform
The West’s students rally for gun reform
Students across the region join the National Walkout Day protest for school safety.
The business of climate change, in market terms
The business of climate change, in market terms
Climate change solutions are socially and politically divisive, but they needn’t be.
West Obsessed: A resistance to oil and gas near Chaco Canyon
West Obsessed: A resistance to oil and gas near Chaco Canyon
Tribal nations act to prevent more industrial exploration on their ancestral lands.
A new generation of activists, born next to an oil refinery
A new generation of activists, born next to an oil refinery
Long in the grips of industry, working-class parents take a lesson from their children.
In Arizona, a push for school choice targets Latino voters
In Arizona, a push for school choice targets Latino voters
The program, which would primarily benefit wealthy families, has received support from a Koch-funded group.
Resistance to drilling grows on the Navajo Nation
Resistance to drilling grows on the Navajo Nation
Indigenous activists try to quell a rising tide of oil and gas exploration in Chaco Canyon.
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Citing risks, Gov. Inslee rejects plans for the nation’s largest oil terminal.
Art and education fuel young public lands advocates
Art and education fuel young public lands advocates
At University of Montana, students foster a conservation vision for the future.
Animals’ advice for surviving trying times
Animals’ advice for surviving trying times
Are you the political equivalent of an armadillo, ant or tiger?
Western states lead the fight to maintain net neutrality
Western states lead the fight to maintain net neutrality
Siding with tech giants, some lawmakers are pushing back against the FCC.
The uncompromising environmentalist behind the Sierra Club
The uncompromising environmentalist behind the Sierra Club
A new book details the rise of the Sierra Club from hiking group to political force.
West Obsessed: Rural discontent feeds the desire for a 51st state
West Obsessed: Rural discontent feeds the desire for a 51st state
A discussion on the State of Jefferson, a California movement renewed under Trump.
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
Under Trump, the natural gas pipeline gets a third chance.
Where #Metoo meets #MMIW
Where #Metoo meets #MMIW
The national conversation should include murdered and missing Indigenous women.
What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
The book turns 50 this year, and is more relevant now than ever.
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
An already-built section of the pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil last week.
How to know what we don’t know about natural disasters
How to know what we don’t know about natural disasters
A new book foretells America’s next devastating earthquake.
What are we fighting for?
What are we fighting for?
Bell Prize winner: Through the trials of life, a young writer finds she’s fighting for our spirit.
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Our readers share their thoughts and encounters of Western icon, Katie Lee.
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