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Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Photos: The power of climbing harnessed
Brown Girls Climbing addresses trauma and is increasing diversity at the crag.
See the captivating flux of Western alkaline waters
See the captivating flux of Western alkaline waters
Salt lakes fade from chartreuse to rust into pale wastelands in photos taken by Aya Okawa.
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
A small community navigates the challenges posed by enthusiastic bear-watchers.
Inauguration day in a county that flipped blue to red
Inauguration day in a county that flipped blue to red
In small-town Colorado, mixed emotions about President Donald Trump.
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
A new collection examines the elaborate cars and their place in Mexican-American culture.
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Tensions remain between residents and the hydropower company responsible for the event.
Photos: A year around the West, for people who love it
A fresh view of Yosemite
A fresh view of Yosemite
A new book takes an insider’s look at the famed park.
An inside look at the national parks
An inside look at the national parks
Hard-won photos of the National Park Service’s ‘Treasured Lands.’
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
What protesters are thinking as crowds dissipate and cold seizes camp.
Army Corps denies crucial DAPL easement
Army Corps denies crucial DAPL easement
Protesters react to the decision to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Hope in a post-nature society
Hope in a post-nature society
A writer seeks answers from Lake Powell.
See photos of a journey down the Old Rio Grande
See photos of a journey down the Old Rio Grande
Through the lens of the people who lived near and were shaped by the river.
Dreams of dust
Dreams of dust
How Central Valley communities are coping with prolonged water shortages.
See photos of otherworldly owls
See photos of otherworldly owls
The North American owls and their landscapes.
Photos: How to remove the traces of Burning Man
Photos: How to remove the traces of Burning Man
After the revelers leave, volunteers clean up every piece of trash they can find.
In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters
In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters
A decade of conservation efforts has done little to stop the decline of the endangered ungulates or their rainforest home.
The many landscapes of Bears Ears
The many landscapes of Bears Ears
See photos of the proposed national monument, ranging from meadows to cliffs.
Photos: Diving for delicacies
Photos: Diving for delicacies
One man braves frigid Alaskan seas to harvest sea cucumbers.
See these photos of ‘the new settlers’
See these photos of ‘the new settlers’
In the 1960s, a counterculture revolution brought a new wave of migration Westward.
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the 2016 HCN reader photography contest
Audience and editor favorites from our national parks.
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.
Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
These Nevada counties outrank almost anywhere else in the country for per capita veteran populations.
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