History

Farming in Alaska is increasingly possible
Farming in Alaska is increasingly possible
Longer growing seasons and food scarcity are turning more people to agriculture.
Confederate monuments are glorifications of inequality
Confederate monuments are glorifications of inequality
A memorial comes down in Montana at the urging of American Indian leaders.
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
Romanticized histories promote rugged individualism, devoid of government help.
How we risked losing the West
How we risked losing the West
A look back at how range science misled land managers.
A return to the Snake River
A return to the Snake River
Taking a trip down the undammed section of Hells Canyon.
West Obsessed: On finding our way in the Anthropocene
West Obsessed: On finding our way in the Anthropocene
How to confront hard truths about climate change and ecocide.
History tells us Donald Trump’s presidency is over
History tells us Donald Trump’s presidency is over
State governments have gone through similar crises — usually with a predictable end.
Latest: Utah counties claim access to old roads
Latest: Utah counties claim access to old roads
A convoluted legal battle takes a step forward.
What the last eclipse tells us about the 19th-century West
What the last eclipse tells us about the 19th-century West
A new book by a self-proclaimed umbraphile tells the story of a West in shadow.
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.
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Ubiquitous fakes have far-reaching impacts on Indian Country.
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.
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