Activism

Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
A reporter ponders the message the logo of an increasingly political company sends.
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
A painter examines the aftermath of a murder motived by hate, 20 years later.
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Environmental and social justice activists challenge President Donald Trump together.
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.
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
The Western author and activist died this week. Tell us what she meant to you.
A water-bottling plant creates a rift in Montana
A water-bottling plant creates a rift in Montana
Opponents say a proposal is tilting Flathead Valley development toward corporate interests.
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Proposed terminal in Longview, Washington, denied key water permit.
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
As sea levels rise, so should our action and alarm
As sea levels rise, so should our action and alarm
Seven women evoke the impact of rising seas by standing their ground.
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A collection of personal stories and photos documents alternative lifestyles in the Southwest.
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
The former head of the EPA isn’t despairing despite Trump administration rollbacks.
Women in rural Washington enter local politics after Trump
Women in rural Washington enter local politics after Trump
Energized by the election, more women in Klickitat County seek office, and change.
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
High Country News delves into a win for Nevada’s solar customers and what it means for the grid.
Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert
Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert
With help from Pima County’s public libraries, Tucsonans grow urban gardens.
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up.
A return to the Snake River
A return to the Snake River
Taking a trip down the undammed section of Hells Canyon.
Latest: A new push to ban predator poisoning
Latest: A new push to ban predator poisoning
Cyanide meant for coyotes also kills dogs and eagles, and injures people
In solar scuffle, big utilities meet their match
In solar scuffle, big utilities meet their match
Solar advocates win a surprising victory in Nevada.
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