Nick Bowlin, High Country News

Nick Bowlin

High Country News

Gunnison, CO, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • High Country News
  • Grist
  • Sludge
  • E&E News

Past articles by Nick:

The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means going forward — High Country News – Know the West

After Southwestern states failed to cut a deal, the Interior Department took it easy on them. → Read More

Workers report feeling unsafe at Nevada’s largest gold-mining corporation — High Country News – Know the West

After a controversial merger put the company in the hands of Barrick Gold Corp, employees say the shift has incentivized production over worker safety. → Read More

How oil companies endlessly avoid cleanup costs — High Country News – Know the West

In Colorado, a sale of 110 low-producing oil wells illustrates a hot potato effect, and how funding remediation eventually comes from the public. → Read More

The Southwest’s cities are booming. Here’s how to make that growth climate-friendly. — High Country News – Know the West

One of the authors of the recent U.N. climate report says getting urban development right is crucial to addressing the climate crisis → Read More

Will the EPA partially close a Wyoming coal plant that’s one of the nation’s largest polluters? — High Country News – Know the West

The decision affects the local economy and air quality — and could create an opening for renewable energy. → Read More

Interior devotes billions to plugging old oil wells. Is it enough? — High Country News – Know the West

The agency under-counted abandoned wells by more than half, which means the effort covers only a fraction of the cost. → Read More

Gold country: A precious metal, a mining mega-corp and a captive workforce (Gold Country) — High Country News – Know the West

In 2019, two gold-mining giants joined forces, with huge consequences for the Northern Nevada community and economy. → Read More

Vacation cabins replace affordable housing in Teton Valley (Teton troubles) — High Country News – Know the West

Once-affordable towns near Jackson Hole have become real estate magnets since the pandemic. → Read More

How ‘sustainable’ is California’s groundwater sustainability act? — High Country News – Know the West

Numerous issues around equity and the plan’s rollout loom. → Read More

Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup — High Country News – Know the West

As the state tries to reform its relationship to drilling, an expensive task awaits. → Read More

Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River? (High and dry) — High Country News – Know the West

Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river. → Read More

Will New Mexico learn from coal’s decline? — High Country News – Know the West

The state relies on oil and gas revenue, but the industry faces an uncertain future. → Read More

No Place Like Home — High Country News – Know the West

In our first issue of 2021, we dive into the concept of home, leading off with an in-depth feature about second-home owners in Gunnison County, Colorado, who fought back after county officials asked them to leave when COVID-19 arrived. Throughout the West, we learn how small towns with already-overheated housing markets are seeing a staggering increase in prices during the pandemic as the Zoom… → Read More

When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back. (Second Citizens) — High Country News – Know the West

How a group of nonresident homeowners tried to influence a rural Colorado election. → Read More

In Las Vegas, the burdens of remote learning rest heavy on working parents — High Country News – Know the West

One of the nation’s largest school districts is trying to provide laptops and Wi-Fi to more than 300,000 students. → Read More

Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico — High Country News – Know the West

Laura Paskus’s new book examines wildfire, drilling on the Navajo Nation and climate grief. → Read More

The old-school organizers who got it done on Zoom — High Country News – Know the West

How the country’s oldest organizing group won COVID-19 relief for undocumented immigrants in California. → Read More

The old-school organizers who got it done on Zoom (Old-school organizers) — High Country News – Know the West

How the country’s oldest organizing group won COVID-19 relief for undocumented immigrants in California. → Read More

The housing policy that’s turning back gentrification — High Country News – Know the West

In the wake of COVID-19, some California cities are introducing tenant protections. → Read More

Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties — High Country News – Know the West

According to documents obtained by High Country News, the BLM bypassed normal processes to provide pandemic relief. → Read More