History

One grid to rule them all
One grid to rule them all
And in the darkness, bind them: The West’s bid for one big electric grid.
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
After years of religious persecution, tribes face changing natural world.
Take down monuments to Native American oppression
Take down monuments to Native American oppression
As monuments to slavery come down in the South, others, too, deserve scrutiny.
Cartographers have been making bad maps for centuries
Cartographers have been making bad maps for centuries
A new volume of maps shows the evolution of how we understand geography.
White sharks rebound in California
White sharks rebound in California
The long arc of environmental regulation is rebuilding a damaged ecosystem.
Archaeologists are the last line of defense against destruction
Archaeologists are the last line of defense against destruction
You never know what you’ll find with a ‘detective of the land.’
Republican wins Montana election, despite violence
Republican wins Montana election, despite violence
Rep. Greg Gianforte starts his tenure with assault charges.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
Learning to live with bears
Learning to live with bears
Two books examine our evolving relationship with bears.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
The making of a California prison town.
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
The American Prairie Reserve offers a controversial vision for an intact prairie ecosystem.
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
Former FLDS members fight for their families and homes.
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Two new books explore the perspectives of women during the West’s nuclear boom.
A tribe wins rights to contested groundwater in court
A tribe wins rights to contested groundwater in court
A major federal court decision acknowledges that tribes have priority rights to groundwater — and could limit how much other users can take.
Inside the firestorm
Inside the firestorm
New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames.
A tale of two Roosevelts
A tale of two Roosevelts
Two books examine how both Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt helped build an American conservation ethos.
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first administrator hostile to the EPA’s mission
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first administrator hostile to the EPA’s mission
How Reagan’s EPA chief left a roadmap for taking down the agency.
A way of unforgetting
A way of unforgetting
Author Lauret Savoy on tracing personal and national history through landscapes.
Jordan Downs’ toxic legacy
Jordan Downs’ toxic legacy
A public housing project in Los Angeles seeks to redevelop without a proper cleanup.
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