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Building equity into the renewable energy transition
Building equity into the renewable energy transition
Community and labor organizers shape New Mexico’s changing economy.
The stories that resonated with readers in 2021
The stories that resonated with readers in 2021
From climate change to the West’s housing crisis, see the most-read stories from the past year.
The nuance and beauty of the West in 2021
The nuance and beauty of the West in 2021
From the Salton Sea to the Wind River Reservation, here are some of our most memorable photos of the year.
11 stats on Washington’s problematic so-called ‘murder hornets’
11 stats on Washington’s problematic so-called ‘murder hornets’
A nest found last week was home to approximately 1,500 hornets.
Klamath River issues explained
Klamath River issues explained
Confused about what’s happening on the Klamath? Dams, salmon, irrigation and more.
Oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil shaken by shareholders
Oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil shaken by shareholders
Three new directors appointed to company’s board could steer a transition to renewables.
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response
Tribes unveil landmark missing and murdered Indigenous person response
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes worked with federal agencies to complete a first of its kind plan to address the crisis.
Haaland kicks off tenure focusing on climate and environmental injustice
Haaland kicks off tenure focusing on climate and environmental injustice
The new Interior secretary issued orders to create a Climate Task Force at the agency and to prioritize the social costs of greenhouse gases.
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
Fast-growing Western communities face a paradox of increased visitors.
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
Charges dropped for Black Hills protesters
After months of organizing, charges against Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective president and CEO, and all others arrested will be dropped.
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
The award from Investigative Reporters and Editors marks the second major honor for the project.
High Country News welcomes Jennifer Sahn as editor-in-chief
High Country News welcomes Jennifer Sahn as editor-in-chief
Sahn will lead coverage of the Western United States as the magazine heads into its second half-century.
Montana trans, two spirit and non-binary activists fight anti-trans legislation
Montana trans, two spirit and non-binary activists fight anti-trans legislation
Their advocacy network is striving for a more equitable state while building power across issue lines.
‘Land-grab universities’ wins Polk Award for Education Reporting
‘Land-grab universities’ wins Polk Award for Education Reporting
The project ‘sparked public conversations about the debts universities owe to Indigenous nations.’
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
Oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge draws few bidders
The Trump administration succeeded in opening the refuge for drilling. The highest bidder? The state of Alaska itself.
High Country News associate editor wins AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
High Country News associate editor wins AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
Maya Kapoor won a silver in magazine writing for a feature story about the federally threatened Yaqui catfish.
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
USFWS: ‘If wolverines need snow, we think that there’s going to be enough snow out there for them.’
High Country News wins 23 National Native media awards
High Country News wins 23 National Native media awards
Network of Native American journalists recognizes HCN’s Indigenous affairs desk.
Farewell to HCN’s editor-in-chief
Farewell to HCN’s editor-in-chief
After five years at the helm, Brian Calvert is off to the next big thing.
Endangered pygmy rabbit population halved by fast-moving fire
High Country News to invest $10 million for expanded staff and technology
High Country News to invest $10 million for expanded staff and technology
The 50-year old magazine plans to bring its stories to a wider audience.
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA program, but immigrant rights still have a long way to go.
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
A court ruling disallows sport hunting the bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
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