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A smoldering threat to wildland  firefighters
A smoldering threat to wildland firefighters
Long COVID affects more than 16 million Americans, and firefighters are at increased risk of getting it.
A family works together to fill the freezer for another year
A family works together to fill the freezer for another year
In Alaska, a fall moose hunt is a collective effort.
Pacific lamprey are underwater legends
Pacific lamprey are underwater legends
The ancient relationship between the otherworldly fish and Northwest tribes is also the future of freshwater conservation.
Can Indian Country  withstand the new Supreme Court?
Can Indian Country withstand the new Supreme Court?
The High Court is set to hear a case that will affect thousands of Native kids. Is it qualified to judge?
Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Portraits of trans life and landscape in rural Washington.
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
En Arizona, los residentes de casas rodantes son más propensos a morir de calor excesivo.
‘You’re living in a tin can’
‘You’re living in a tin can’
Arizona’s mobile-home residents are far more likely to die from excessive heat.
The Punjabi truck drivers working in limbo
The Punjabi truck drivers working in limbo
Like thousands of others in California, Gurpreet Singh builds a life in the West while reporting to ICE, awaiting immigration proceedings and longing for a sense of home.
Meet the professor road-tripping for Colorado’s rural kids
Meet the professor road-tripping for Colorado’s rural kids
Students in remote schools need exposure to higher education. Enter Robert Mitchell.
When a housing crisis meets a megaflood
When a housing crisis meets a megaflood
June’s massive Yellowstone-area floods illuminated and worsened housing inequities across southwestern Montana.
Hungry bears are getting desperate in Montana
Hungry bears are getting desperate in Montana
A poor berry crop is driving black bears into Missoula. A hot summer might be to blame.
Stories about breaking the family curse
Stories about breaking the family curse
Rubén Degollado’s new book, ‘The Family Izquierdo,’ is filled with the rich complexities of Latino culture.
What’s lost when a family-owned diner closes for good?
What’s lost when a family-owned diner closes for good?
A Southern Utah establishment joins the staggering number of mom-and-pop restaurants shuttering across America.
Disasters are changing the role of educators
Disasters are changing the role of educators
Meet the assistant superintendent leading a rural district through wildfire and COVID-19.
On the road, a taste of home
On the road, a taste of home
The Saini family’s Punjabi dhabas serve ‘good vibes only.’
Indigenous farmers reclaim time-honored techniques
Indigenous farmers reclaim time-honored techniques
Growing traditions in northern New Mexico.
The anxiety and satisfaction of race day
The anxiety and satisfaction of race day
A writer traces the motivations that led her to run a half-marathon on the California coast.
How can we live with the constant threat of violence?
How can we live with the constant threat of violence?
Arianne Zwartjes’s new book ‘These Dark Skies’ considers the brutality of our time, its causes and how we might change it.
What’s it like to live in a tourist town with no tourists?
What’s it like to live in a tourist town with no tourists?
After the floods, Yellowstone gateway communities are grappling with what comes next.
Workers report feeling unsafe at Nevada’s largest gold-mining corporation
Workers report feeling unsafe at Nevada’s largest gold-mining corporation
After a controversial merger put the company in the hands of Barrick Gold Corp, employees say the shift has incentivized production over worker safety.
Protecting a vulnerable great blue heron rookery
Protecting a vulnerable great blue heron rookery
Despite recreation pressures, a Colorado community comes together to preserve the wildness of the place they live in.
Record rainfall, bears and French toast at Anchorage’s new city-sanctioned homeless encampment
Record rainfall, bears and French toast at Anchorage’s new city-sanctioned homeless encampment
A network of mutual aid organizers provides meals and supplies for people experiencing homelessness.
Botanists find one of ‘the world’s worst weeds’ spreading in the Boise foothills
Botanists find one of ‘the world’s worst weeds’ spreading in the Boise foothills
Cogongrass is the latest of a fast-growing number of invasive plants threatening Idaho’s fire-prone rangelands.
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