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Explore landscapes redefined by human influence
Explore landscapes redefined by human influence
In a new book, a photographer captures our collisions with nature.
Call for Pitches: Books & Authors 2019
Help us celebrate the West’s writers and writing.
Photos: Life in migration
Photos: Life in migration
Wildlife species make their quests to mate, give birth, feed and seek shelter across the American West.
The wonder of White Sands
The wonder of White Sands
A photographer lovingly documents New Mexico’s desert national monument.
Monument Valley
Monument Valley
The spectral lines between life and the inert.
‘Little House’ and the identity of the prairie struggle
‘Little House’ and the identity of the prairie struggle
The gritty reality behind Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writings.
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Got a solid idea from Indian Country? We want you to write for us.
Soñando con una equidad energética
Soñando con una equidad energética
California busca democratizar la energía renovable.
Portland’s gentrification has its roots in racism
Portland’s gentrification has its roots in racism
Black Americans aren’t defined by poor schools, menial jobs, high crime and incarceration. They endure them.
The dark secrets of the Animas River
The dark secrets of the Animas River
A 2015 spill that turned the waterway orange is a reminder of mining’s disastrous legacy.
A bird’s song adds wonder to the world
A bird’s song adds wonder to the world
If a song defines a place, what does it mean to lose it?
Below Mount Shasta, a fight burbles over bottled water
Below Mount Shasta, a fight burbles over bottled water
Selling water to Nestlé, Crystal Geyser and others could strain aquifers.
The nowhereness of airports
The nowhereness of airports
The way air travel has devolved says something awful about humans.
How do we honor New Mexico’s colorful past
How do we honor New Mexico’s colorful past
… without celebrating colonialism’s violence?
Extreme mountain biker group fights for wilderness access
Extreme mountain biker group fights for wilderness access
A new law could change the nature of wilderness travel.
Recreation is redefining the value of Western public lands
Recreation is redefining the value of Western public lands
Visits to public lands and consumer spending grow, as agency budgets atrophy.
In a new home, the OR Show flexes its political muscle
In a new home, the OR Show flexes its political muscle
As the outdoor industry ramps up its advocacy, it faces tough questions from Indigenous recreators.
This acequia  life
This acequia life
The irrigation of the land defines our West in ways I can hardly explain.
Deep journalism for the Twitter age
Deep journalism for the Twitter age
A message from our publisher.
New endangered species listing raises eyebrows
New endangered species listing raises eyebrows
Advocates for fossil fuel executives say they may yet survive extinction.
You’re made of the same stuff sloshing around in tidepools
You’re made of the same stuff sloshing around in tidepools
When the tides pull back the water line, a writer takes a trip through time.
Video: The end of snow
Video: The end of snow
A film explores how people will adapt to a future with less snow.
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