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Transportation Transformation
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November 24, 2014

How light rail could transform Phoenix, the man who invented floating island to revive an ecosystem, and the tough questions that crude-filled trains raise in the Pacific Northwest.

Feature

Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
New transportation sparked a renaissance in Denver. Can it do the same for Phoenix?

Current

For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Disease-free animals from Yellowstone get a new home.

Editor's Note

Essays

Solace at the end of Homer Spit
Solace at the end of Homer Spit
When I quit my job and joined a pilgrimage of heartbroken dreamers staggering toward Alaska.

Perspective

Gifts — and memories — for the ages
Gifts — and memories — for the ages
HCN staff and board members on their favorite green holiday gifts.

Writers on the Range

Talking with kids about grizzlies
Talking with kids about grizzlies
A volunteer educator reflects on teaching kids about conservation, and learning from them.

Multimedia

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.

Book Reviews

Social work blues
Social work blues
Review of ‘Fourth of July Creek’ by Smith Henderson.
A poetic search for a lost father
A poetic search for a lost father
Review of ‘Crow Blue’ Adriana Lisboa.

Heard Around the West

Selfies with bears, a stolen train in Wyoming, a loose bull and more.
Selfies with bears, a stolen train in Wyoming, a loose bull and more.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

Flocks of visitors
Flocks of visitors
Readers visit from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, North Carolina and more.

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