Activism

Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Brown Girls Climbing addresses trauma and is increasing diversity at the crag.
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
When authorities fail families, Lissa Yellowbird-Chase steps in.
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
Without state oversight, activists step up to monitor the traffic in their own backyards.
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
A new fund would help low-income youth play in their public lands.
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’
A portrait of Haven Coleman, a young climate activist.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border
Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border
Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists.
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’
An annual survey reveals a leap in support of conservation policies.
The Green New Deal is already at work in one Portland neighborhood
The Green New Deal is already at work in one Portland neighborhood
How one community is building a green workforce to combat climate change.
Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way.
Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way.
New alliances are forming in the face of racism and an unprecedented political moment.
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
What killed Washington’s carbon tax?
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
Cutting carbon requires both innovation and regulation
Cutting carbon requires both innovation and regulation
Where coal-state Sen. John Barrasso got it wrong in a recent New York Times op-ed.
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins.
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Where city efforts fall short, activists try to add shade to the heat-stressed south side.
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
The new book, Standing Strong, shows a spectrum of emotion from #NoDAPL.
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
Is sporting a Patagonia fleece a political statement?
A reporter ponders the message the logo of an increasingly political company sends.
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
A painter examines the aftermath of a murder motived by hate, 20 years later.
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Environmental and social justice activists challenge President Donald Trump together.
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
Pueblo historic sites face oil and gas development on unprotected public lands.
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Educators hope this elementary school will foster a commitment to science and conservation.
The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
The West’s atomic past, in opera halls
On stage and in Congress, Trinity test downwinders fight for recognition.
Truckers take on human trafficking
Truckers take on human trafficking
‘Our idea was to turn a passive audience into a disruptive force.’
Domestic horses deserve care and respect, not neglect
Domestic horses deserve care and respect, not neglect
In Ashland, Oregon, an equine sanctuary fills the gap left by irresponsible owners.
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