The Best of High Country News
10+ most popular High Country News articles, as voted by our community.
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During a pandemic, walk
An essay on solitude and finding community in a geocache.
High Country News on Books
What can conservation learn from science fiction?
New works by Western authors explore the brighter futures of our swiftly tilting planet.
High Country News on Equity
‘What’s the point if we’re not protecting each other?’
How scientists of color are disrupting the rules of historically colonial institutions in STEM and academia.
High Country News on Literature
Native Lit is more than a marketing term
Its use is just another fence, and we’re busting them down.
High Country News on Nature
Can camera traps relieve our species’ loneliness?
A community science project reintroduces humans to their fellow mammals.
Does thinning work for wildfire prevention?
The rundown on what scientists find actually works to protect forests and homes.
High Country News on Nonprofits
The nonprofits cleaning up the oil and gas industry’s ‘dirty little secret’
These organizations are tackling the vast problem of orphaned wells.
High Country News on Renewable Energy
Building equity into the renewable energy transition
Community and labor organizers shape New Mexico’s changing economy.
High Country News on Solar Energy
Save public lands: Put solar on Walmart!
Parking lots and big-box store roofs could generate oodles of clean power.
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How place names impact the way we see landscape
Western landscapes and their names are stratified with personal memories, ancestral teachings, mythic events and colonial disturbances.
The mystery of mountain lions
Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals.
(Not) one nation, under God
To truly become a more equal society, look to our youth, the ‘nones.’
The complexities of teaching Indigenous history
In Ogden, Utah, familiar questions of shared responsibility and shared histories surfaced —all at a three-day symposium on the railroad and Indian Country.
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
How last year’s record-breaking heat wave caused misery and chaos for Washington’s incarcerated population — and why it’s set to happen all over again.
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