A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High […]

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With the reintroduction of the wolf into Rocky Mountain regions, some are advocating for hunting the animals. Long time High Country News contributor and contributing Field & Stream editor Hal Herring recently wrote an article entitled “One Way to Save the Wolf: Hunt It.” He speaks to High Country […]

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The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down […]

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggest education’s effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.
 

February 11, 2016 | NPR · The nation’s crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it’s rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · We take a look as February 14 approaches at some of the less romantic movies you could add to your schedule.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.
 

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February 11, 2016 | WXPN · The Delta Spirit singer rocks solo in a special episode, recorded live in Austin, Texas.
 

February 11, 2016 | NPR · The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” shows what the band can do in little to no gravity.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Alt.Latino puts aside its hatred of Valentine’s Day to hear New Yorkers’ tales of love lost and found.
 

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