Jonathan Thompson, High Country News

Jonathan Thompson

High Country News

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Recent:
  • High Country News
Past:
  • Mother Jones
  • The New Republic
  • Truthout

Recent articles by Jonathan:

Races to watch throughout the West (Races to watch) — High Country News – Know the West

The midterm elections promise to be a referendum on Joe Biden — and Donald Trump. → Read More

The Green New Deal didn’t crash California’s grid — High Country News – Know the West

Climate change is wrecking the electricity system. → Read More

The divide over Diablo — High Country News – Know the West

Greens battle greens over the fate of California’s last nuke plant. → Read More

The Colorado River’s alfalfa problem — High Country News – Know the West

Growing less hay is the only way to keep the river’s water system from collapsing → Read More

Can ravaged economies be healed with a restoration industry? (Land-healing economy) — High Country News – Know the West

Cleaning up the West could prove to be as lucrative as the extractive industries that wrecked it. → Read More

The climate bill’s blind spot — High Country News – Know the West

A closer look at the good and the bad of specific provisions in the historic climate bill, the Inflation Reduction Act. → Read More

Climate game changer? Or suicide pact? — High Country News – Know the West

A break down of the Inflation Reduction Act. → Read More

The West’s forever fire season (Forever Fire Season) — High Country News – Know the West

How climate change makes wildfire more likely to happen all year round. → Read More

The rise of the restoration economy — High Country News – Know the West

Filling the economic void left by the extraction economy by healing the land. → Read More

The funky politics of wildfire right now — High Country News – Know the West

After New Mexico’s record-breaking fires, the politics of wildfire are morphing into weird configurations. → Read More

The hydrogen blues (and greens and grays) (Hydrogen hues) — High Country News – Know the West

Is this wonder fuel truly green — or just another fossil fuel in disguise? → Read More

In the wake of fires and floods — High Country News – Know the West

Climate disasters across the West wreak havoc on economies and livelihoods. → Read More

The shift to green energy, obstructed — High Country News – Know the West

A whole host of factors has thrown the transition away from fossil fuels to more sustainable forms of energy off track. → Read More

Wildlife in the West: The good, the bad, the in-between (Wildlife welfare check) — High Country News – Know the West

Conservation and wildlife corridors can help, but is it enough? → Read More

Unprecedented fire, wind and snowmelt in the Southwest — High Country News – Know the West

This may not be the driest winter, the worst fire season or even the warmest spring on record, but taken together the conditions truly are superlative. → Read More

What the Ukraine war means for Western lands — High Country News – Know the West

War hawks and climate hawks alike are calling for energy independence. → Read More

Russia’s war reverberates in the West (Russian reverberations) — High Country News – Know the West

Putin’s military moves — and the globe’s response to them — have unexpected consequences for the region. → Read More

Biden’s broken promise on climate? — High Country News – Know the West

The administration resumes oil and gas leasing — and fixes a dysfunctional system in the process. → Read More

Powell’s looming power problem — High Country News – Know the West

Drought and demand threaten a critical component of the Western grid. → Read More

Powell’s looming power problem — High Country News – Know the West

Drought and demand threaten a critical component of the Western grid. → Read More