Cities

An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
An inventory of loss on the Los Angeles River
The city weighs revitalization of an unruly river, since transformed into a concrete ditch.
Extreme heat is killing people who lack shelter
Extreme heat is killing people who lack shelter
Climate change is worsening the threats that homeless populations face.
Who pays for the damage caused by climate change?
Who pays for the damage caused by climate change?
Three Colorado communities are suing to make oil companies open their wallets.
In Montana, houses are replacing farmland
In Montana, houses are replacing farmland
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
We are witnessing a government restructuring and a cultural divide widening.
What does a gentrifying city look like? Talk to the man who delivers the mail.
What does a gentrifying city look like? Talk to the man who delivers the mail.
Tracing Tucson’s changes with a longtime postal service worker.
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
A collaborative community-based project tackles overgrown forests.
How states generate money from the land they own
How states generate money from the land they own
From Arizona to Oregon, states have different tactics to make money off their state trust lands.
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
Tommy Pico merges natural and personal history of the arid West from Brooklyn, New York.
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.
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.
Thousands find refuge from Northern California fires
Thousands find refuge from Northern California fires
Fast-moving wildfires have burned over 200,000 acres and killed at least 31 people.
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
Campaign donations are flowing at record pace for a state Senate seat in the high-tech suburbs of Seattle.
Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline
Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline
Judge tells BLM to redo plans for compensating for wildlife habitat that would be lost to massive groundwater project.
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.
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
We’d like to know how your state is managing — or mismanaging — its trust lands or parks.
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
A county uses eminent domain to try to reclaim land taken by LA.
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
A Colorado study examines the experiences of victims.
How human noise pollution is disrupting wild places
How human noise pollution is disrupting wild places
High levels of sound disrupt many endangered species within their critical habitat.
Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, revisited
Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, revisited
A new book examines six decades of transformation in Monterey, California.
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
Can an imminent disaster be a tourist draw for Anchorage?
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