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A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state
New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Public policy solutions need to grapple with, not ignore, this economic reality.
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
Metalpalooza '09
Metalpalooza '09
Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.
Empty nest
Empty nest
Making a case for the California condor's return to the Northwest
The good seats don't come cheap
The good seats don't come cheap
Sixteen Westerners are among the 50 richest members of Congress today.
Peril in the parks
Peril in the parks
Search and rescue operations in Western national parks are often provoked by the mishaps of young men unprepared for their adventures.
Dairy injuries and deaths 2003-2009
Dairy injuries and deaths 2003-2009
Dairy work is dangerous, but lax laws and reporting requirements make it difficult to tell how many people are hurt or killed in dairies each year.
Extinguished
Firefighters are dying for different reasons as wildfires in the West become more extreme.
Chilling forecast
Chilling forecast
Warming temperatures may put an end to the stone fruit and nut harvest in California's Central Valley.
2,000 miles of controversy
2,000 miles of controversy
The new border wall may not be stopping all that many immigrants, but it's certainly having an impact on Southwestern wildlife.
The Renewable Energy Landscape
The Renewable Energy Landscape
Maps, charts and text locate the nation's major renewable energy resources and some big projects on Western public land.
The Doc is in
The Doc is in
Rural folks find common ground at a vet's office in Western Colorado.
Snapshot
The declining value of clean energy stocks reflects the credit crunch and the plunge in oil and gas prices after earlier highs.
Battleground: an interactive map
HCN surveys the swingin' Western political landscape, state by state, with this interactive map.
Snapshot
A nonprofit deconstructs a trophy home near the Columbia Gorge.
Know your owl
An illustration showing the differences between the Northern Spotted Owl and Barred Owl. Also, listen to the call from each species.
Power of the picture
Power of the picture
High Country News photographer Morgan Heim joins the International League of Conservation Photographers to document the gasfields and the wildlands around Pinedale, Wyo.
Battleground!
High Country News looks at some of the more interesting political contests unfolding in the West.
Pony up
When it comes to fund raising, Mitt Romney is the West’s favorite presidential candidate, as is demonstrated by a series of charts
The West’s public lands are open for business
A close look at the data shows that, despite some restrictions, oil and gas drilling is on the rise in the West.
Energy Colonizes the West
Acres leased for drilling in the West
A little wild
Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states
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