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What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
The Apache community running to rescue its holy mountain
The Apache community running to rescue its holy mountain
Indigenous spiritual leaders say the Vatican’s observatory is searching for something it doesn’t understand.
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
Once-diverse apple varieties are declining. Gordon Tooley wants to save them before they are gone.
Aerial photos of drilling at Pawnee grassland
Aerial photos of drilling at Pawnee grassland
Oil and gas development has been ongoing for decades in northeastern Colorado.
In the footsteps of a roving genius
In the footsteps of a roving genius
Photographs and an interview from high peaks of the Alaska Range.
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Photographs from Utah’s Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest.
Photographs of the Gold Beach community
Photographs of the Gold Beach community
The people affected by this timberland herbicide cocktail.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Readers’ and editors picks in people, landscape and wildlife.
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Navajo ranching in the Chuska Mountains
Keeping a tradition alive in western New Mexico.
In North Dakota, booms past and present
In North Dakota, booms past and present
A photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
Photos of a standoff
Photos of a standoff
Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to protest a cattle roundup from public land.
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Photographs of last month's historic water pulses.
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
China banned West Coast shellfish after finding traces of toxins.
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
Photographs of isolation and community in Whittier, Alaska.
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
At least 20 animals were removed from the herd to let habitat recover.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
Get a rare peek into what it's really like on the job.
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Death and deportation at the US-Mexico border, and lives after crossings.
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.
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