Items by Cally Carswell

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.
Cheap grass
Enviros push feds to up the ante to graze.
Can this fish be saved?
Can this fish be saved?
An audio slide show featuring biologist and photographer Abraham Karam, who researches endangered razorback suckers.
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Across the West, contaminated landscapes are becoming home to renewable energy projects.
High Country Views, episode 6
High Country Views, episode 6
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk about the scandal-plagued Minerals Management Service.
For wilderness, look to a wasteland
For wilderness, look to a wasteland
A map shows some of the largest sites managed by the departments of Defense and Energy in the West, and their ecological value.
Refinery blues
Sinclair spills again, and other refinery failures.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Hal Herring and Cally Carswell talk hunting, conservation and wolves.
Urban habitat
Urban habitat
The ups and downs of an Audubon nature center in the middle of low-income urban L.A.
Sinclair flare up
Sinclair flare up
The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Judith Lewis, Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk mining politics. Plus, an audio postcard from a California ghost town inhabited by pikas.
Limiting Las Vegas
Can a more sustainable Las Vegas emerge from the recession?
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
Un-stimulated
Is the San Joaquin Valley getting its fair share of stimulus cash?
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
All aboard the coal train
It's headed for Montana.
Failed State
Failed State
Photojournalist Julian Cardona on living and working in Mexico's war zone.