Items by Cally Carswell

Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.
Sittin' pretty in energy country
North Dakota and Wyoming buck Western budget and unemployment trends
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.
2010: The year that was
HCN's year in review
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Medusahead, an invasive grass, is set to take over the West.
New Mexico caps again
If the Western Climate Initiative fails to launch, New Mexico's got a back-up plan
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
Western Climate Initiative moves forward, smaller than imagined
Western Climate Initiative moves forward, smaller than imagined
Cap and trade is dead in Washington, D.C., but a few states are hoping to limit emissions through the Western Climate Initiative.
Not quite so SAD
Not quite so SAD
Sudden aspen decline appears to be slowing in Colorado, but the trees' glory days may be past.
Snapshot of an election
Snapshot of an election
Maps and graphics chart the relation of campaign spending to Western election results, among other things.
Trouble in the PRB
Trouble in the PRB
Environmentalists are attacking "the heart of the beast": the coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
Coal reality check
The coal industry may be wounded, but it’s certainly not dead.
The morning after
A roundup of Western election results
Solar spree
Solar spree
New solar energy projects are coming to California and Nevada.
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
Jonathan Thompson breaks down the 2010 midterm elections in the West.
Shale games
BLM advances oil shale research in Colorado and Utah
Down the Black Hole
Down the Black Hole
This summer, journalist Jeremy Miller descended two notorious Utah slot canyons with an equally notorious guide.
Frack forward
Frack forward
Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
High Country Views: Fire in the foothills
The aftermath of Boulder's destructive Fourmile Canyon fire.
Deconstructing Lisa
Lisa Murkowski falls, climate skepticism gains
On the radio
Laura Paskus hits the airwaves to talk Desert Rock
One step forward, one step back
We still suck at managing exempt wells
High Country Views, episode 9
High Country Views, episode 9
Ray Ring and Cally Carswell discuss environmental dealmaking.
Crude combat
Crude combat
Can U.S. environmentalists derail a huge Canadian tar sands project that affects this side of the border?
The Working West
The Working West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
One tough trout
The unlikely resurgence of Arizona's state fish.
High Country Views, episode 8
High Country Views, episode 8
DNA tests fail to prove wolves have made a home in Colorado.
High Country Views, episode 7
High Country Views, episode 7
Rachel Waldholz, Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling.